As a bankruptcy lawyer in Memphis, I know a lot of people who come to see me are worried about their privacy, especially in the case of a foreclosure. Will a foreclosure be embarrassing? Will everyone know about it?

First off, foreclosures are public record in Memphis, which means other people can find out about them.

If there’s no evidence around your house that it’s being foreclosed, people might have to look up the information through the courts. It’s not likely they’d ever do that, so at that point in the process your situation would probably remain relatively private.

However, over time certain things will happen as part of the foreclosure process that will make it more obvious you’re facing or have faced foreclosure.

You might receive a notice on the door, then later face eviction. After that, the foreclosure sales are fully public. Signs might be placed on the property and the house would likely be advertised in certain real estate listings.

This embarrassment is avoidable, though. Our attorneys help people stop foreclosures every day. It’s one of the most common reasons people come in to see us.

Along with stopping Memphis foreclosures, we’re also known all over the city for showing our clients compassion and care. If you’re worried about being embarrassed or ashamed about foreclosure or bankruptcy, worry no more!

Come in and see us – contact us via this site or give us a call at 901-327-2100. We can solve your problem and help you feel better, too.