Bankruptcy Advice in Albury – Will my income be changed if I go bankrupt?

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Bankruptcy Advice Albury is a intricate process, and you need to be sure you get the right guidance. And when it comes to your income being affected, the answer to the question is maybe. The very first thing you need to know about going bankrupt is there is no limit on how much you can earn. However, I will mention that your income is a significant consideration when working through when it comes to Bankruptcy Advice.

The first thing you need to keep in mind about this area of Bankruptcy Advice is how much you can earn before you start paying back money to your creditors via your trustee (see table below).

Net income is the pre-tax/ in the hand portion you earn each year. A dependant is someone who lives with you and earns less than $3,124 per year (regardless of their age).

You can look for a hardship variation that raises the threshold amount, if you have expenses in Albury such as medical, child care, significant travel to and from work, or a circumstance where your spouse used to work but is not able to contribute to the household income.

Some of the intriguing parts of Bankruptcy Advice is that your employer will not be told when you file for bankruptcy. Also, Child support is always looked at in bankruptcy, if you receive child support that is not factored in as income. If you pay child support this will be also considered, for example if you give $5,000 child support each year and you have no dependents living with you then your changed net income limit will be $55,332.10.

There are more issues involving income and what is or isn’t considered income – if you’re not sure, it’s ideal to get qualified advice. The reason you must consider your income as a part of the Big 5 questions here is that bankruptcy is in some instances not an economically viable option.

If one of your creditors is the ATO (for unpaid taxes), then your tax refund will be taken by the ATO whilst you are bankrupt to contribute toward your tax bill. If you don’t have a tax bill then you will keep your tax refund just as long as that doesn’t take you over your threshold income limitations.

If you feel like when it comes to Bankruptcy Advice, your situation is more intricate, then simply get specialist advice in Albury. I may seem like a broken record, but bear in mind that it’s always a smart idea to overcome these options prior to declaring bankruptcy, since once you have filed the paperwork it’s far too late to change your mind.

If you would like to learn more about what to do, where to turn and what questions to ask about Bankruptcy Advice, then feel free to contact Bankruptcy Advice Albury on 1300 879 867, or explore our website: bankruptcyexpertsalbury.com.au.

Going Bankrupt in Rockingham – does it matter if it is voluntary?

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When it comes to Going Bankrupt in Rockingham, often people aren’t aware that there are both voluntary, and involuntary bankruptcy – both have unique methods and rules.

Involuntary bankruptcy takes place when someone you owe money to applies to the court to declare you bankrupt. Generally when you get one of those notices, you have normally 21 days to pay all the debt. If you do not, then the creditor returns to the court and asks the court to issue a sequestration order that declares you bankrupt. A trustee is appointed, and then you have 14 days to get the documentation in and then you are bankrupt.

You can contest a bankruptcy notice by going to court right after the 21 days have expired and put your case forward, to avoid it going to the next level. Apart from the way you became bankrupt there is in fact no distinction between Involuntary Bankruptcy and or Voluntary Bankruptcy – once you are simply declared bankrupt, they’re administered to in the same way.

However, when it comes to Going Bankrupt for this, the stress, torment and fear that accompanies this process is incredible. If you think you are in all likelihood to be made bankrupt by someone, get some guidance and act on that advice. Generally I’ve found it’s always far better to know what you can and can’t do before you have someone bankrupt you. Once you are bankrupt, it’s generally far too late.

Voluntary Bankruptcy

Nevertheless, when it comes to Going Bankrupt, sometimes there are times that it is the most ideal option. So you may want to ask yourself, ‘when should I consider voluntary Bankruptcy?’.

This question is not the very same for every person of course, but commonly I find that one way you could work it out is to figure out just how long it will take you to pay each of your debts – if its longer than 3 years (the period you are declared bankrupt), then this may really help you make that decision, and help you to understand Going Bankrupt.

Once, I had an 80 year old pensioner, who spoke to me once regarding * Bankrupcty tell me that her credit card statement calculated how long her debt would take to pay at the level she was paying off her account, and it was 35 years! Imagine 35 years for one credit card bill.

Credit rating damage can really help you think this through. If you move house and forget to pay your $30 phone bill for 6 months more, it’s very likely the telephone company will default your credit file. That default will sit on your file for 5 years, so for $30 you can have your credit file truly damaged for that period of time – and all of this will affect how you have to approach Going Bankrupt.

In many ways, the ease with which companies/credit providers can default your credit file is unfair. The punishment doesn’t seem to equate to the crime in my book. So if you actually have defaults on your credit report for 5 years, remember that bankruptcy is on your credit file for a total 7 years then its erased completely.

So if your credit rating is a big issue in trying to decide whether to participate in a Debt Agreement or Personal Insolvency Agreement or Bankruptcy remember they will all sit on your credit file for a total of 7 years. The biggest variation is that with a DA or PIA you pay back the money and still have it on your file for 7 years.

Bankruptcy

I have mentioned the word a few times now, but when it comes down to it, Bankruptcy is the biggest part, and the element more people are afraid of when they come to me to review their financial situation and Going Bankrupt. The other side of crime and punishment equation is bankruptcy, and in this specific country the provisions are very generous: you can go bankrupt owing millions of dollars and after 3 years it’s all finished with no strings attached. Compared with countries like the United States, our bankruptcy laws are quite generous.

I don’t pretend to know why that is but a few hundred years ago debtors went to prison. These days I suppose the government thinks the sooner it can get you back on your feet working and paying tax, the better. It makes more sense than locking you up which costs the taxpayer anyway.

Bankruptcy wipes all of your debts including ATO debts with the exception of a few things:.

  • Centrelink Debts, Court Fines like parking and speeding fines.
  • HECS or Fee Help loans.
  • Money to take care of a car accident if the car was not insured.

There is a lot more that can be said about this and Going Bankrupt in general but the purpose of this blog was to help you decide between a few available options. When getting some advice, bear in mind that there are always options when it relates to Going Bankrupt in Rockingham, so do some study, and Good luck!

If you wish to learn more about exactly what to do, where to turn and what questions to ask about Going Bankrupt, then don’t hesitate to speak to Fresh Start Solutions Rockingham on 1300 818 575, or visit our website: bankruptcyexpertsrockingham.com.au