A: If you file for bankruptcy, it doesn’t mean that everybody will know that you have filed. The only parties that will automatically receive notice of your Arizona bankruptcy are your creditors, the bankruptcy court and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your employer will not be notified of your bankruptcy, unless, however, your employer is also one of your creditors. Filing bankruptcy in Arizona is a matter of public record, so, in theory, anyone who wants to find out if you have filed bankruptcy could determine that you had filed. Generally, though, only you, your creditors and the IRS will know that you have filed for bankruptcy. The My AZ Lawyers will take extra steps to ensure the protection of your personal information and the confidentiality of your situation.