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What Does a Bankruptcy Report Include?

For an instant bankruptcy record lookup, enter the person’s full name, state, and city (optional) into our search box. The resulting report could include (if open to public access), the following information: case number with details, filing state, date, and bankruptcy type (Chapter 7, Chapter 11).

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Bankruptcy Case Search

Bankruptcy court case files, orders, deadlines, resolutions, dockets, and pleadings are available through the U.S. bankruptcy court where the case was being heard by a bankruptcy judge. Filing information is also accessible online, with a quick search performed on Infotracer.com.

Tax and Property Liens

The liens-related fields show liens status, liens type, debts, the court orders that triggered them, property owner, debtor information, the properties involved, unpaid IRS or state taxes, easements, encumbrances, liabilities, and assets amounts.

Legal Judgments

The report could feature references to legal judgments, with decisions made by a court of law related to a subject of interest, case details, parties' full names or company name, timeline, and judgment status.

Assets

Different types of assets and references to the bankrupt individual’s property ownership might show up, from cars, airplanes, vessels, to reported annual income, investments, stock holdings, business ownership, intangible assets, and more.

What is Bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy is a legal process for businesses or people who cannot repay their debts. In Ancient Greece, bankruptcy, as we know it today, did not exist. When a man owed and could not pay back, he and his entire family (wife, children) and servants were all forced into "debt slavery," until the creditors recuperated losses through physical labor. Still, debt slavery could not exceed five years and unlike regular slaves, debt slaves were granted protection of life and limb by some Greek city-states. Later, during the 18th century, bankruptcy was still considered a crime, with bankrupts being seen as "crooks."

In the United States, the first modern bankruptcy law was the Congress' Bankruptcy Act of 1800. Nowadays, we have the following types of bankruptcy:

  • Personal Bankruptcy When individuals cannot meet their financial obligations, filing for bankruptcy is an option. The individual bankruptcy can end up with a discharge, or cancellation of all debts, excluding state taxes, IRS, or federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Business Bankruptcy This is a legal procedure designed to help businesses repay their debts under the protection of a bankruptcy court. Depending on a business's ability to continue, there are two types of business bankruptcy filings: Chapter 7 (liquidation) and Chapter 11 (when a repayment plan can occur).
  • Discharged Bankruptcy A discharged bankruptcy process materializes when a debtor is released from being bankrupt. In other words, they no longer have to repay the debts that are being covered and discharged. A discharged bankruptcy takes place within 12 months. It could last 3 to 4 months to complete a Chapter 7 and obtain a bankruptcy discharge.

Both individuals and businesses can file for bankruptcy protection under one of the following chapters of the Official Bankruptcy Code, which defines another set of bankruptcy types as it follows:

Bankruptcy records are documents that admit the inability to generate enough revenue. Even though the court where the bankruptcy was filed keeps them in physical form, some public records can be accessed online. Infotracer’s bankruptcy case search tool enables anyone to instantly access a given bankruptcy case with a search by name. The findings are compiled in an online report that includes bankruptcy case number, date filed, type, bankrupt’s name, occupation, trading details, the disposition of the case, the corresponding date, and more.

Common Questions About Bankruptcy Records

What are the Different Types of Bankruptcy Filings?

In case of financial failure, there are four main types of bankruptcies accepted: Chapter 7 (the liquidation of insolvent businesses), Chapter 11 (allows reorganization), Chapter 13 (for individuals or sole traders) and Chapter 12 (for family farmers and fishermen).

What You Can Find in a Bankruptcy Record Report?

A bankruptcy case lookup is ready to disclose the relevant bankruptcy records available for a given case including case number, state, date, bankruptcy type, disposition, docket details, case information, debtors, assets, liabilities, beneficiaries and trustees.

How To Lookup Bankruptcy Records with InfoTracer?

By running a quick bankruptcy lookup through InfoTracer, you will just need to provide the full name and the state of residence. Within seconds, we gather and display all the bankruptcy filings attributed to someone, organized into different easy-to-grasp sections.

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