Bankruptcy Solicitors in Manchester
Many people are facing debt issues. Problems arise when you cannot meet your debts, and your creditors start threatening court action. It may not be your fault; it may come from redundancy or illness or it may be due to taking out too much credit.
Whatever the reason, the pressure of being in debt is overwhelming and help is needed.
Here at Monarch Solicitors, our specialist team can help you. We can offer impartial and confidential advice regarding how best to manage your debts and get your finances back under control. We can advise you on:
- Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA)
- Debt Management
- Financial Crisis Management
What is Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy is a civil procedure whereby you can attempt to write off your unsecured debts. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to this.
- You no longer have to deal with your creditors
- You can keep certain things like household goods and a reasonable amount to live on
- Most court action against you has to be stopped
- The money you owe can usually be written off
- There is a £680 fee
- If you are on a high income, you will be asked to make payments towards your debts for three years
- It will be difficult to take out credit whilst bankrupt
- It will severely affect your credit-rating for 6 years
- You may have to sell your home
- You may have to sell some of your possessions
- It may affect your pension if you receive one
- Certain professions prohibit bankrupts form working in them (lawyers, accountants, company directors, MPs etc.)
- If you own a business, it may have to be sold
- Bankruptcy can affect your immigration status
At the end of the bankruptcy, usually a year, most debts will be written off. However, you may be subject to a restriction order which may last up to 15 years.
Contact our Specialist Solicitors:
If you would like to enquire for any of our services please complete our online contact form here or send an email to us at [email protected] and one of our solicitors shall call you back.
Alternatively, please call our specialist solicitors on 0161 820 8888 for a no obligation discussion.
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If you go bankrupt, you may end up losing your home. That means it’s important you work out how likely you are to lose your home if you go bankrupt and put plans in place for what you’ll do if this happens.
The debtor’s bankruptcy application is the online form for bankruptcy. It is the form in which you ask to become bankrupt because you’re unable to pay your debts.
- information about you and any businesses you run
- declarations about your eligibility for bankruptcy based on where you live or carry out business
- details of any previous bankruptcies you’ve been granted in the last five years
- details of any other insolvency procedures you’ve been through
Bankruptcy may be suitable for you if all of the following apply:
- you can’t see a way to pay your debts
- you don’t have many belongings of value and there’s little or no equity in your home
- it’s unlikely that your situation will improve
- you live or carry out a business in England or Wales, or have done so at any point in the last 3 years and live permanently in another European state (apart from Denmark)
There isn’t a minimum amount of debt you need to be eligible. If the value of your unsecured debts is higher than the value of the things of value that you own, then bankruptcy may be worth considering. Unsecured debts include things like credit cards, personal loans and store cards.
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