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 vital. When you have all this information then you will understand exactly what will happen to your business and assets should you decide to file 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 Advice Sunshine Coast directly on 1300 879 867.
Is going bankrupt my only choice? No of course not you always have a choice, you might wish to consider a debt consolidation loan. However, the most popular alternative considered instead of bankruptcy is a Debt Agreement (Part IX). Study the graph to work out the relative benefits and disadvantages 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 often the most suitable plan. What the plan does is to pack all the different loans into one, much larger loan. There may be a fee to consolidate the debts. One of the biggest issues to think about is your credit rating, typically 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 anyone, 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.