The Bankruptcy Court’s Official Index of all records in your case, with the total page count, and court filing information.
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A: Your documents are emailed to you in 1 to 2 business hours. You can also request that they be faxed or mailed.
A: Standard delivery time is 1 to 2 business hours, via e-mail.
A: Yes – These are the Official U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court records that were issued by the judge presiding in your case. (examples)
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A: Yes – You can print them, email them, and save them to your computer for safe keeping. Your records are emailed in standard PDF format.
A: We’ll gladly forward your records from bankruptcy court to as many parties as you need, and there’s no additional charge. Simply call our Help Desk with the e-mail addresses you need your records to be sent to.
A: That’s okay – Here are some of the more typically requested documents for particular situations:
If you are getting an FHA, VA, or SBA loan, you’ll typically need your full file. If you are trying to correct some errors on your credit report, you’ll likely only need the Schedules Package. The Schedules Package is also what you’ll need to counter any attempts by collection agencies to collect on an old debt that was discharged in bankruptcy court. If you’re trying to rent an apartment, or buy a car, you’ll usually only need your Discharge papers, Dismissal papers, or Final Decree (whichever applies). If you have any doubts about exactly what you need, it’s best to ask the party requesting these documents from you. If your court records are electronic you can upgrade later from one package to the next by simply paying the difference. Always feel free to call us with any questions at (800) 650-5002.
A: Yes – These are the Official U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court records that were issued by the judge presiding in your case. (examples)
A: If you filed with your spouse (or anyone else) you will both be on the bankruptcy documents together. You can put either person's name and the last 4 digits of that same person's social security number on the order form, and we'll pull-up the documents showing you both.
A: Only a small percentage of documents have been archived. You can call us Toll Free to determine how quickly we can retrieve your records right over the phone. Or you can simply place your order and we’ll call you if they’ve been archived. If they are, you can then either proceed with any additional rate or receive a refund. It's always best to call our Toll Free Help Line to be sure, at (800) 650-5002.
A: As of 2012 all records from cases filed in 2003 or earlier have now been 'restricted' due to the records having the Petitioner's full Social Security Number on them. These records are still avialabe, however they now require a manual pull as they are no longer available electronically through the standard databases. If your records have been restricted we will call you to tell you what is required, as all regions within the 50 states have different procedures for retrieving these newly restricted records.
A: We keep backup copies of all our clients’ previous orders, in case you need them again in the future. Duplicate sets are Free of Charge. * Due to the nature of Certified Documents, it is not possible to keep duplicates of Certified Documents.
A: Bankruptcy court records are public records – which means anyone with enough information regarding your case can request them.
A: Federal bankruptcy records are available as far back as the 1940’s. The level of difficulty increases (as does the cost of retrieval) the further back you go. Bankruptcy courts' information storage systems prior to 1998 were at times rather archaic. Sometimes the retrieval information was stored on anything from microfiche, to old index card Dewey Decimal systems (like libraries used to use), to handwritten ledgers stored in old boxes. Many times there is a ‘research fee’ associated with files prior to 1998 simply to determine their existence, and if available, their exact location. If you have a file earlier than 1998, please feel free to call us for answers at (800) 650-5002. Either the case number, or the full Social Security Number of one of the petitioners, will be required to facilitate such orders.
A: Absolutely. We will gladly perform ‘verbal verifications’ regarding previously filled orders.
A: Yes – But they take longer to retrieve and cost more. Certified copies are rarely needed. Due to the nature of Certified Copies we cannot keep backup copies of Certified Documents.
A: We are an authorized retrieval service with authority to retrieve bankruptcy court records in all five ways in which documents are stored, however we are not a direct part of the federal court system.
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A: After the financial debacle of 2008 most mortgages became government insured loans. As such, it has almost always been the case that the Federal Government wants to see all pertinent documentation before granting a loan. Bankruptcy records have always been a standard requirement for VA loans, FHA loans, and SBA loans. NOw nearly all mortgage carry the same requirement.
A: Every document the was submitted by you, your attorney, and the court is what comprises your full bankruptcy file. For convenience, and to lower your cost, we sometimes avoid downloading documents which are duplicate records (like BNC certificates). These documents merely show to whom copies of a certain document were mailed, and include a duplicate of the applicable document.
A: Restricted records are any bankruptcy court document that was issued before December 1st, 2003. These records contain full Social Security Numbers and thus require more stringent retrieval requirements. Warehoused, or 'Archived' documents refer to old paper files stored in a warehouse. These records are not electronic; however we always scan your archived records into PDF electronic files and email them to you.
A: That's not a problem. Our skilled clerks are exceptional at finding records, so simply estimate the year on your Order form, and we'll find your records for you.
A: Yes. Co-Petitioners (like husband and wife) are on the same bankruptcy records case. So simply input the information for one of you on the Order form, and both of you will be on the records when you filed together.
A: First, We'll gladly help you get your records. And then you can contact your bank and start a chargeback against the other firm.
A: That depends entirely on your lender's requirement (Underwriting Conditions). Most FHA, VA, and Federal loans require your full bankruptcy file - however it's best to ask your lender for exactly what they need. You can always call us with questions, and we'll always help you any way we can.
A: Simply call us or use our Contact Us form and we'll make sure they're available before you order.
A: You'll probably need your Schedules Package, which lists all the debts included in your bankruptcy. When you order, we'll be sure to include information to help you fight against the debt collection agency (and win!).
A: We will cheerfully refund payments prior to beginning work on your order - however we reserve the right to charge a $5 refund processing fee. All warehoused and Archived orders are non-refundable (so make sure you need them before ordering).
A: Sorry, but we incur an expense to open cases and look at records (not to mention the time involved). So we can only retrieve your records and let you see for yourself what all was included.
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