All of your creditors get listed in the bankruptcy petition so as soon as the bankruptcy petition is filed, the court will mail your creditors the 341 meeting of creditor’s notice. The notice has your case number is located on the notice so they can log on and review all pleadings that get filed in the case.
If you have an active state court case where a lawsuit is pending against a creditor we file what is called a Suggestion of Bankruptcy in the underlying case. That alerts the Judge and all the parties in the State Court case that there is an automatic stay in effect, the litigation must stop because of the active bankruptcy. If you have any co-debtors they also receive a notice from the court.
People often ask if their employer gets notified of the bankruptcy. Your employer will not get notice of your bankruptcy filing. Similarly, people also ask if their landlord on a residential lease gets notified. You do have to list any leases/contracts so they do ordinarily receive notice.
This usually does not present an issue as long as, you are making your rent payments on time to your landlord. If you are involved in a domestic violence type of situation, we can get the court to seal the address from your file for your protection.
Your bankruptcy will typically not show up in a general google search so don’t be deterred from filing for bankruptcy because you think you people will find out. The case is filed in Federal Court and requires Pacer access to view case information.