If you live in Western North Carolina and file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, you might be surprised at how few people find out what you are doing. Usually, the people who will know are:
-Your bankruptcy attorney
-The bankruptcy trustee (another lawyer in town)
-Your Creditors (usually out of state collection departments)
-Anyone you tell
Bankruptcy petitions are public information, but to find out about your case, somebody would need to do some digging. They would need to purchase an account in the Federal Court’s electronic filing system and search for you by name or social security number.
Don’t let fear or paralysis eliminate your best financial options. Contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand your bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives.
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