As soon as you file for bankruptcy it becomes a matter of public record. A bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for up to 10 years from the date you file. Potential creditors and lenders will be able to find out that you filed for bankruptcy in the past any time you apply for a loan or attempt to obtain any credit. Your employer may become aware of your bankruptcy filing if your wages had been garnished and then the automatic stay initiated when you filed goes into, but otherwise will likely never become aware that you filed. Rest assured, you cannot be penalized or fired by an employer for filing bankruptcy. As far as other people are concerned, it is unlikely anyone you know will find out you filed bankruptcy unless you choose to inform them yourself.
The Fuller Law Firm, PC is a highly-regarded bankruptcy law firm serving Oakland and surrounding areas. Each of our attorneys is committed to advocating for consumers' rights. At our firm, you will be treated with the respect you deserve. We take a proactive approach to every case we take on as our duty to you is to get your debt problems resolved and assist you to get a fresh start. We are determined to do everything we can to provide you with the legal counsel and representation you need to achieve the most out of your filing, and it can vary, based upon how your case is handled. If you are considering bankruptcy as a way to resolve serious debt problems, it is important you contact an Oakland bankruptcy attorney now. We can answer any questions you may have and advise you on what to expect during the bankruptcy process. Retain our services so we can provide you with the protection and personal guidance you need.