Will my friends and relatives find out?

Will my friends and relatives find out? ­ The Bankruptcy Court is a Federal Court and therefore most of its records are public.  Therefore, there is no way to prevent a nosy neighbor or friend from snooping at the Bankruptcy Court.  However in these times, it is highly unusual for anyone to have reason to look and you will not find your bankruptcy case published in the local paper.  It is likely that you probably know someone who has filed bankruptcy and just don't know it.