In my recent blog post entitled “Are bankruptcy cases public record?”, I talk about the online database called PACER where all bankruptcy records are stored including those bankruptcy cases filed in Utah.   However, in that blog post we also discuss the process required by PACER for someone to obtain those records: essentially you must…

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When you file for bankruptcy, your bankruptcy case does become a public record.  No matter the type of case Chapter 7 or Chapter 13  it can be part of a public record.  However that doesn’t mean that it’s simple, free and easy to get the information for your family and friends to look at whenever…

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Where are Utah bankruptcy petitions filed is a common question.  You need to first understand the two court system we have in the United States.  There are state court systems and the federal court system. Bankruptcy and is related laws and rules stem from a clause in the U.S. Constitution making bankruptcy part of the…

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A very common question that we get is are bankruptcy proceedings public ? Yes, you should be able to attend most bankruptcy meetings so again are bankruptcy proceedings public yes. The only times that bankruptcy proceedings will be closed to the public are when there is a party present that has an overriding interest and…

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Yes bankruptcy records are available to the public. There is website where bankruptcy records are posted as they occur called Public Access to Court Records or PACER.  They will most likely just be looked up by attorney’s however, because on the PACER website it costs money to review each page and to open an account…

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Once your bankruptcy case concludes, you will receive what is known as a bankruptcy discharge which states that all dischargeable debts are no longer enforceable. Creditors whose debts are discharged in the petition can no longer contact you about your debt or file any legal proceedings against you. It is very important to keep this…

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