Filing for bankruptcy does not carry the same connotation it did decades ago. Now it is so common that most people know at least a few friends who have gone through the process. According to the United States Bankruptcy Court in the State of Minnesota, 5,868 people have already filed for bankruptcy in 2019 alone, so chances are good that well over 10,000 people will file before the end of the year.
Plenty of people require bankruptcy to take care of medical or credit card debt. Although it is common in today's world, many people still feel a level of shame in having to go through it. You may fear that your friends, coworkers and family members will find out. While it is possible that they may eventually learn about it, you do not have to worry.