Will a repossession show up on my credit report if I turn in my car after Chap. 7 discharge? I'm still making payments.

Asked over 1 year ago - Anaheim, CA

I see that my car payments are not showing up on my credit report. This car loan was discharged. I want to buy a new car to repair my credit but don't want a repossession to appear on my credit report.

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  1. Rex Tran

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    Answered . If you did not reaffirm the debt, the repossession or any other negative actions on your credit report should not show up. If anything does show up on your credit report, you should consult your bankruptcy attorney to dispute it.

  2. Jonathan David Leventhal

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    Answered . No, provided that the debt was never reaffirmed.

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  3. Brian Crozier Whitaker

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    Answered . Probably not ... but that would be a pretty poor reason for keeping and paying more for a car than what it's worth.

  4. Ross M. Mumme

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues, provided you never reaffirmed, you are in the clear. That is one of the benefits you receive in bankruptcy.

    There is never a proper substitute for consultation with an attorney licensed in your area, when you are facing a... more

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