Why is there a need for a special bankruptcy search report?
Each of the US federal districts handles bankruptcy cases and most of them handle them in a separate court. Because the federal courts have jurisdiction over all bankruptcy cases, you will not find any bankruptcy search information using a state or county record search, nor criminal record searches. Federal law usually restricts reporting of bankruptcy information to 10 years
What may be reported on a bankruptcy record search?
- Jurisdiction where record is recorded
- Case or file number
- Date filed
- Parties involved
- Type of bankruptcy Search (Chapter 11, Chapter 7, etc.)
Do take into account that while our goal is to update our instant database with new counties and new county records regularly, it is possible that a traditional on-premise court house search would provide more up-to-date information and could, for example, show that a Bankruptcy Search with a pending case status in our instant data base has been recently dismissed.