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Yes, bankruptcy action by individuals and businesses are a matter of public record.

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Q: Can the public view bankruptcy filings?
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How do you find out if someone has filed for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy court records are public records, unless the court has impounded some or all the information for some good reason. There are banking publications, like Banker & Tradesman, that publish all filings in their area. Some local newspapers still publish bankruptcy filings from their communities. And you can check out the bankruptcy filings at the bankruptcy court for your area. There is usually a public access computer in the clerk's office where you can look for filings by name. A deputy clerk will be happy to assist you.

Where can one find information about bankruptcy filings?

One can find information about bankruptcy filings on government websites. It depends on where your country is and all the instructions of how to file bankruptcy will be listed in steps for you.

Can employers find out about bankruptcy filings?

Anyone and everyone can. It is a matter of public record and even the BK has the obligation to make sure all interested parties have the info.

If bankruptcy filings are public record how can one be viewed?

You can either contact the bankruptcy court directly to obtain information on viewing the filings in their office or you can set up an account with PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) at If you elect to go with PACER there is a charge for accessing the records. Once you have signed up, you will need to know in what district the bankruptcy was filed and at least the first and last names of the filers.

Is this a legit company?

Answers Corp. is a public company listed on NASDAQ (ticker ANSW). You can view their SEC filings at the website.

How soon after filing bankruptcy can you file again in Missouri?

Bankruptcy is a federal act, and there must be no less that seven years between filings.

What forms do you need to download and present to the court in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The information and downloadable forms for all bankruptcy filings can be found at

How long does chapter 13 bankruptcy stay on credit report?

Bankruptcy filings typically stay on a debtor's credit report for 10 years.

Does a bankruptcy show up on your background check?

Every person who files a bankruptcy case is concerned about who will find out about it. It is true that all bankruptcy filings are a matter of public record, but this does not mean it is easy for others to learn about your case. The two main ways another person can learn about your filing is to either go to the bankruptcy courthouse where you filed and conduct a search, or have the required credentials to obtain a PACER account. (govpublicaccess)

How can one view someones bankruptcy informatio for free?

1. Go to the bankruptcy court's clerk's office, where you can look up cases on the public access computer. 2. Use a service such as PACER. You will be charged for pages you print out.

If you file for bankruptcy and it is dismissed will credit score go down?

More than likely if you file for bankruptcy your credit score will go down. They report the filings for up to seven years and sometimes ten.

Can you hold a public office if you have filed bankruptcy?


Where do you find your bankruptcy court record?

You can register at Pacer is Public Access to Court Electronic Records. It costs .08 per page to view, print, etc.

What is the main role of the Secretary of State?

He/She administors The Election Code and maintans public filings

How much does a bankruptcy lawyer make?

I've been practicing law for 30 years, predominately bankruptcy for the past 15. Last year I netted $400K, mostly from consumer bankruptcy filings. As long as banks and mortgage servicers remain stupid as dirt the future is bright!

If you are bankrupt can you sue somebody in court?

Yes, you can sue anybody, anytime for just about anything. You may not win of course and if you have not finished bankruptcy proceedings, then any gain you have may be subject to your bankruptcy filings. Generally, statute of limitations is 4 years, so finish the bankruptcy, then sue.

If a bankruptcy case needs to be opened after death how can a nonrelative open the case?

There are special filings in order to do this. It usually can be done without too much complication.

Is corporate bankruptcy records contained in a personal credit report?

Past bankruptcies may indicate a history of poor financial management and excessive debt. Financial difficulties increase the risk of fraudulent behaviour. In Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy provides an Insolvency Name Search. It includes reports of all personal and corporate bankruptcies and proposals filed since 1978 and records of all receiverships since 1993. For the U.S., Lexis provides a Combined Bankruptcy Filings database that has summaries of personal and corporate bankruptcies for all U.S. states, District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Westlaw provides a similar database, Bankruptcy Filings Combined. AutoTrackXP by Choicepoint provides detailed reports on individuals and companies formulated from their large database of U.S. public records. Bankruptcy information is included.

How often can you file for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy laws were reformed in 2005 making the time limit between chapter 7 filings 8 years from the time of discharge and the time for filing a chapter 13 after a chapter 7 discharge 4 years.

Why are iron filings used to find the magnetic field when copper filings are not?

Copper filings are not attracted to a magnet, as iron filings are.

How much did Jon Gosselin claim on his taxes last year?

Tax filings are not a matter of public record.

Can you get public liability insurance after being discharged from bankruptcy?


What happens if a creditor is disputing a debt to be included in a chapter 13 is filed?

contact them and ask them why...if it's a credit card...or basically anything but student loans they have to accept the terms of the bankruptcy. get in touch with the lawyer who did your filings for your bankruptcy proceedings and they should get it taken care of.

Has A Vantage Com LLC filed for bankruptcy?

This Co does business as Planet Organic...and there is no announcements I could find, in business news or at their websites that indicate they have any BK filings

Is bancruptcy public record?

Yes it is - when someone files for bankruptcy, that information is listed within public records.