How Long Will it Take to Get Good Credit After Bankruptcy? – Amy

“Dear Lewis,

My husband and I filed bankruptcy chapter 7 in Dec. 2010 and it was discharged in march 2011. I have previously worked as a bank teller before we moved states( which caused our bankruptcy because we couldn’t sell our house). I have had 2 great interviews for bank teller but my credit report denies me a job.

How long will it take for a job to get a better score or outlook for me?


Dear Amy,

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What is the issue on the credit report? Simply the bankruptcy notation? Your score simply too low?

Or is it that some of the discharged creditors are reporting your debts improperly?

I need more information to be able to determine why your credit report may be inaccurate.


My name is Lewis Roberts and I’m an attorney licensed in Florida and Georgia. My practice focus is consumer bankruptcy, real estate issues/closings, and mortgages. I also have Florida real estate broker and mortgage broker licenses. I am a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), National Association of Consumer Attorneys (NACA), and a graduate of Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp. I enjoy helping people with decisions that impact their financial well-being.

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