Common bankruptcy myth- Everyone will find out if I file- No they won’t!

Even though a bankruptcy filing is public information, it is rare that anyone finds out that you have filed bankruptcy.  Your friends and family and neighbors will probably never know unless you tell them.  It is rare that people check the reports of who filed for bankruptcy.  Unless someone runs your credit, then it is unlikely that anyone will find out that you filed.

In San Diego the filings are listed in the “Daily Transcript” but not too many people read that paper.  Your employer will not be notified and he or she will probably never find out because an employer rarely runs your credit once you are hired.

Your employer cannot fire you if he does find out you filed as that is illegal.  If you have some secret security clearance that presumes you will not file then that would be an exception but you should be able to ascertain this from your employer contract.  Most people though do not have these security clearances.

Your landlord will also rarely find out because he also will not run your credit once you rent from him.  You can continue to rent from your landlord after a bankruptcy without a problem.  If he or she does find out that you filed bankruptcy it is illegal to evict you or discriminate against you in any way because of the bankruptcy.

Your friends and family also do not have to know unless you tell them.  In fact you can keep this financial decision private if you choose.  And your lawyer is not going to tell anyone because he is bound by client confidentiality.

Some people believe that everyone will find out if they file bankruptcy and that simply is not true.  Your secret will remain safe if you wish it to and usually no one will find out unless you tell them.  Once you file and rid yourself of unpayable debt you will just notice that you have eased your stress load and you have more money to pay your bills.  So go ahead and file and experience the freedom, liberation, and fresh start that bankruptcy can provide!

I am a bankruptcy attorney in San Diego.  Please visit my websites at or  Or call my office for a free consultation at (619) 702-5015.

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