Big 5 Questions
– Is going bankrupt right for me?
– Will I lose my job?
– How will my income be affected?
– Can I keep my house or car?
– Will I lose my business or can I still be self-employed?
If you are thinking about bankruptcy, being able to answer these questions is essential. When you have all this information then you will understand exactly what will happen to your business and assets should you decide to apply for bankruptcy. Feel free to download our eBook for free and educate yourself today. Or, if your concerns are more complicated, call us at Bankruptcy Cairns directly on 1300 795 575.
Is going bankrupt my only choice? No of course not you always have a choice, you might want to consider a debt consolidation loan. However, the most common alternative considered instead of bankruptcy is a Debt Agreement (Part IX). Study the graph to work out the relative advantages and drawbacks of Bankruptcy, Debt Agreements, and Personal Insolvency Agreements, so you can make an informed choice.
Should I Consider a
Debt Consolidation Loan?
A debt consolidation loan is sometimes the best plan. What the plan does is to condense all the assorted loans into one, larger loan. There may be a fee to consolidate the debts. One of the biggest issues to consider is your credit rating, often people thinking about bankruptcy have a badly damaged credit rating so a debt consolidation loan is just not an option.
Bankruptcy and Employment
Bankruptcy Income Thresholds
Who Is Considered a Dependent?
A dependent can be any person, of any age, who lives with you and earns no more than $3,708 per year. If you have children who do not live with you full-time, and you pay child support for them, you cannot class them as dependents. By the way, Centrelink payments are considered income for your dependents.