Why is there a need for a special bankruptcy report search?
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 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 (Chapter 11, Chapter 7, etc.)