Wondering if anyone knows the answer to this. My BK was filed in May 2001. I went to BK court on July 10th 2001 and got the judgement, but the actual discharge paper is signed in Sept 2001. Which date actually counts? I have always thought it was the filing date if the BK is approved. Am I wrong? My TU credit report shows Date reported: 5/2001 and Status date: 9/2001. Experian shows Date filed: May 31, 2001 and Status date: 9/2001. Equifax shows Date filed: May 01, 2001 and Status: Discharged CH-7. Anyone have any insight?
Re: BK filing date or discharge date. Which counts.
I did some more digging and think I may have more information that may be usefull to someone else. I was reading a guide for filing bankruptcy without a lawyer that explains the process a bit better than I understood it. For a CH 7, apparently when I filed for the BK, (in my case) that kicked off a "Stay". During the stay, creditors cannot take action against the debtor such as lawsuits, attempts to collect or phone calls. There are exceptions, but they are for very specific issues. If a discharge is granted, that overtakes the Stay, but the end result is the same.
Hope this helps someone else. I think it confirms in my mind that Homecomings Financial is wrong for listing multiple late comments on my CR's "after" my filing and discharge. Now I just have to get them to remove them or wait another year or year and a half for them to drop off of their own.