One of the biggest myths about bankruptcy is that everyone will know if you file for bankruptcy. But, a bankruptcy filing is often a non-issue for anyone not financially affected by your filing. No one who is not involved in your finances needs to know, unless you want to tell them.
Here’s a breakdown of who has a legal right to know about your bankruptcy and who does not.
Who is notified by the courts:
Who will not know unless you choose to tell them:
It is true that a bankruptcy filing is a matter of public record; however, you have to have a special Federal Pacer Information identification to access the files.
Over the past 30 years, the Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson has helped over 2,300 of Washington clients take control of their financial situation. We can stop your garnishment and change your monthly payments for all your combined unsecured debt, and if you have had more than $600 garnished within the last 90 days, we can get all of the money back in most cases. But you have to act quickly–call (253) 815-6940 for your free consultation, or email us today. Evening and weekend appointments available.
About the Author
Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity
Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President
of the organization during part of that time. Read More