If you are worried about how you are going to be able to pay the lawyer for your personal bankruptcy. You should know that many attornies will let you pay them over time. An attorney can put you on a payment plan, but won't file your case until he is paid in full. Be sure, and ask about this before hiring your lawyer.
There are several ways a bankruptcy trustee carries out its work. However, whatever way they follow, their main objective is always to protect the interest of the creditors. For example, the trustee can distribute the funds to appropriate creditors, object to discharge, or certain exemptions a debtor may claim, collect property of the estate, liquidate nonexempt property in the estate, etc.
Unless you are a very prominent person or a major corporation and the media gets word, the only people that will know about your filing are your creditors. These days, the amount of people filing is so immense that very few publications have the time, space or inclination to run anyone's name.
The debt is not assigned to a nongovernmental entity, unless the person owed the debt voluntarily assigned the right to collect the debt to the nongovernmental entity.
However, lawyers working with the actual people filing for bankruptcy say that the new law is seriously flawed because it puts more financial burdens on already broke clients and reduces potential debt repayment to small businesses.