What Happens to My Personal Information in a Bankruptcy?

: Reese Baker & Associates

  Filed under: Bankruptcy Information

bankruptcyMany people have a lot of mixed emotions when they are filing for bankruptcy. Some like to keep it as quiet as possible and dread anyone else finding out about their financial situation. These individuals often worry as to what is going to happen in regards to their personal information being revealed.

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They are worried that their landlord may find out or their employer. If they do will their bankruptcy have any repercussions regarding these people?

What you have to realize is that when you file for bankruptcy a notice of this is sent out to all of your creditors. If you owe money to your landlord for example, you will have to list them as one of your creditors who in turn will be notified by the bankruptcy court, so they will be aware of your bankruptcy.

There is a lot of personal information of yours that will not be revealed during your bankruptcy. You will not have to provide any documents that contain your social insurance number or tax identification number. Although you will be giving a lot of documents to your Houston bankruptcy attorney if you have made the wise decision to use one, he will make sure to protect your personal information such as this.

It is important that you know that the bankruptcy relief is there to assist you with your financial problem and is not designed to infringe upon your privacy or ridicule you in any way.