How to Tell If a Bankruptcy Is Over

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Checking the status of a bankruptcy is very straightforward. If you know certain specific pieces of information about the case, check when it will end with a simple phone call to the Voice Case Information System. If you want to know when a bankruptcy that you have little information about will end, look it up in the state Electronic Case Files system. The only piece of information that you need to know for either system is the court that oversaw the bankruptcy case.

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Voice Case Information System

Browse to the PACER website (see References).

Select "Find a Case" in the upper toolbar and then click the "Automated Telephone Access" link on the left-hand side of the screen.

Call the number to access the Voice Case Information System.

Give the system the court case

number, the filler’s name or the filer's Social Security number to access the information. The automated system will tell you when the bankruptcy will end.

Electronic Case Files System

Browse to the PACER website (see References).

Create an account by clicking the link "Register for a PACER Account" in the "Frequently Used" box. It will ask for basic contact information and a credit card number. You don’t need to enter a credit card number, but that may limit the records you are allowed to retrieve.

Select "Find a Case" in the upper toolbar and then click the "Search Individual Court PACER Web Sites link.

Enter your PACER account login. Each site is different, so their search functions vary. Regardless of the site layout, you will be able to search through records to find individual cases using the system.

Source: ehow.com

Category: Bank

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