Bankruptcy When Does It End

Bankruptcy when does it end, is the question individuals ask before filing for Bankruptcy.

The short answer is three to five years. The Brisbane Trustee or Court will review all your files after three to five years and determine if you are ready to come out of Bankruptcy.

An individual must provide complete and correct details of their assets, liabilities, income, financial affairs and associated entities in the Statement of Affairs.

The Bankruptcy Act 1966 provides a mechanism for the protection of individuals and their creditors.

bankruptcy when does it end

Bankruptcy and Who Decides

Bankruptcy and who decides is the question that you should be asking prior to submitting your bankruptcy paperwork, if done voluntarily.

This includes allowing the process of three to five years to end and become discharge and you may have your bankruptcy annulled.

The process of bankruptcy annulment can be achieved by the following:

  • Apply to the court
  • Make an offer pursuant to Section 73 of the Bankruptcy Act (Cth). This is an arrangement that you propose to your creditors through your trustee, it can be anything you like. It is recommended that you are to propose something your creditors will accept.

For your proposal to likely be achievable a special resolution must be passed, being greater than 75% in value and greater than 50% in number of the creditors voting on the resolution. If accepted by creditors, the individual will be annulled from bankruptcy.

Further to this, if the prearrangement of funds to the trustee is sufficient to pay out the debts and costs of the Bankruptcy, in full, the bankruptcy may be terminated.

Please note, the Section 73 proposal is an option available to individuals who are already declared bankrupt. It is a mechanism that enables an individual to be “annulled” from bankruptcy. If accepted by creditors, the individual is released from the bankruptcy and unless the Section 73 proposal provides otherwise, the assets re-vest with the individual.

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