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We just received notice of a judgment lien stemming from an

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We just received notice of a judgment lien stemming from an OLD bankruptcy. What is the first thing we should do?

You need to carefully review your OLD bankruptcy papers. If the debt was properly listed on your bankruptcy petition and you obtained a discharge--that is your application for bankruptcy relief was granted, then you are not legally responsible for this debt. Then you would send a response to the person sending you the notice that you are no longer responsible for this debt by virtue of your bankruptcy discharge. Along with this response you would attach a copy of the Discharge Order and the Bankruptcy Schedule listing the debt/judgment.

If you no longer have copies of your OLD bankruptcy papers, you can easily obtain the documents from the Clerk's Office of the Bankruptcy Court where your filed your case a while back.

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