When a Chapter 7 case is filed, it becomes a public record and the names of the persons filing may be published by some credit reporting agencies. A bankruptcy record contains the full details of your case, with the exception of Social Security numbers, account numbers, and the names of minor children.
The Good News
While it can be distressing to learn that bankruptcy information is part of a public record, the good news is that this information is not readily available. It's not published online and won't be found with a simple Google search.
Someone who wanted to access the information would need to know that you filed for bankruptcy and be actively looking for details about your case. Additionally, there are registration requirements and access fees in place to prevent people from casually snooping.
In the majority of cases, the only people who will know about your bankruptcy are the people you choose to tell or the institutions who check your credit report as part of a financial transaction.
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If you have questions about the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process, we can help. Call to schedule a case review with the dedicated and experienced legal team at Steffens Law Office.