Having a Bankruptcy on your credit report can be an awful thing to overcome. When you need to apply for credit this is the first thing that will jump out at the lender. It is said that is can be almost impossible to remove a bankruptcy from your credit report. The truth is is hard to do this but you can remove negative items from your credit report which will in turn improve your credit score.
Information that is found on your credit report must be verified so that you do not have any marks on your report that are not yours, this will cause you to have a hard time getting any new credit. It is the credit reporting agencies responsibility to verify that the information is correct, if they can not verify it they are required to remove it by law. Be aware that these agencies do not investigate public records and if it is up to the courts they only verify in person. It is important for you to know what your rights are and be able to act on them so that you will be on the winning side of this issue.
It is always a good idea to monitor your credit report all the time to make sure it is correct and accurate. If you see negative items on your report you need to dispute them and do any follows ups to make sure they have been removed. This is your personal financial information and it is up to you to be on top of it and do not let the credit reporting agencies have negative or false information reported on you.