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Main consequences of bankruptcy

  • Your property transfers to the Official Assignee.
  • You have a duty to contribute from surplus income (income less reasonable living expenses) towards your debts for up to 3 years.
  • You are discharged from bankruptcy after 1 year.
  • All your unsecured debts are written off.
Before bankruptcy   From commencement of bankruptcy
     
Have debts   All your unsecured debts are written off
May have assets You Have a duty to contribute surplus income to the Official Assignee for 3 years
May have income    
     
    Owns your assets
Has no role OA Receives creditor claims
    Administers your estate
    Distributes payment to your creditors
     
Your creditors deal directly with you Creditor Your creditors deal directly with the OA and can no longer contact you directly