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Answered 2006-08-25 02:29:50

1st-- verify that you were not included in the bankruptcy--I've seen plenty of spouses that thought they did not go bankrupt but did. Signatures were requested by the attorney for certain paperwork--you signed without paying too much information---later you might find out you had been included in the bankrupcy. 2nd--if you were included in the bankruptcy and it was done jointly. Then that would answer your question about the car. The lender can't contract you because of the bankruptcy. Now, if you were not included in the BK and you are sure that you signed the promissory note on the car, then you should call the lender and ask for a detailed letter as to what happened with the account. You need to know that you might be opening a can of worms but it is either now or someone calling you later on this! You might find that when the car was sold, there was enough money to take care of the balance and any repo fees--so it is paid off. Or you might find that there is a deficit balance that has to be taken care of. (the car didn't sell for enough and there still a balance due) Make arrangements with the lender to pay off the balance -- see if they will re-write the balance as a brand new loan so that you can pay installments and get this reported as a good account on your credit report. You may have to do some explaining on your credit for the account that shows up as a repo. You can request that a quick explanation be added to the repo account on all 3 credit reporting agencies.

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