Who Will Find Out If I File for Bankruptcy?
The bankruptcy court will send notice of your bankruptcy to all the creditors and other parties-in-interest that you identify on your filing documents. These documents include:
- Schedules D (secured claims)
- Schedule E (priority claims)
- Schedule F (unsecured claims)
- Schedule G (executory contracts and unexpired leases)
- Schedule H (co-debtors)
Because you must sign all filing documents, including your Schedules, Statement of Financial Affairs, under penalty of perjury, you must complete them to the best of your knowledge and without intentional omissions.
Furthermore, if you have nonexempt assets that can be liquidated and the proceeds distributed to creditors, any creditor not receiving notice of your bankruptcy may have his or her claim determined to be nondischargeable. Such claims are subject to collection after your case is concluded, thereby defeating the purpose of your discharge.
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