How long will filing bankruptcy affect my credit?

How long will filing bankruptcy affect my credit? ­ There is no doubt that filing bankruptcy will affect your credit rating.  Most people do not realize that the record of a bankruptcy filing will remain on your credit history for 10 years.  Most bad credit remains for only seven years. There are approaches that may minimize the effect of a bankruptcy case, but for this reason it is important that your case be handled by a trained professional.