What information of my bankruptcy filing can a third person see and how?

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All documents filed in a bankruptcy case are given a document identification number and become public record. An individual can see the public records at the courthouse, making use of the clerk’s computer, or remotely using the internet.

However, if all the documents are kept in a file and sealed, then they are not public.

Again, confidential information like names of minors and certain numbers other than the last 4 digit of the social security number are not made public.

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Just apart from your full social security number, everything you provide while filing bankruptcy is made public. This is significant as your creditors are eligible to know complete information about your finances as you are requesting a compete discharge of your debts.


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