In this modern world, your credit score affects many things. Your credit rating determines how much you pay to finance a home and a car. The cost of other necessary services, such as insurance and cell phone charges, may also be increased if your credit score is low. People considering bankruptcy worry about how filing bankruptcy will affect their credit rating. They fear not being able to finance a home or a car, take out a loan, or even get a credit card.
While filing bankruptcy affects your credit score, studies show a credit score increase for people who discharged a large amount of debt. A recent study showed that 43% of people who declared bankruptcy have a credit score of 640 or higher within a year. This study found that people who file for bankruptcy are in the same position as people who need to repair credit standing.
If you take aggressive action to increase your credit score, you can increase your score after several years. You will need to work on credit score improvement after bankruptcy. Recovering from bankruptcy means restoring your credit rating.
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Cross Stone Law is a bankruptcy law firm serving individuals and small businesses. Carol Cross Stone is a bankruptcy attorney who helps people and businesses file for bankruptcy. Carol has practiced law for over 35 years. She limits her practice to bankruptcy.
Under federal law, Cross Stone Law is a debt relief agency. We help individuals and business file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.