Advice on Options
I am struggling financially and need bankruptcy advice and debt solutions.
There are a range of circumstances that can land you in financial trouble. The good thing is that bankruptcy or claiming personal insolvency was created as an option to help people just like yourself move beyond debt. If you find yourself in constant stress over your debt, we offer personal bankruptcy solutions tailored to your situation.
Our experts work across Australia including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney, and offer free advice depending on if you need to consolidate debt, debt relief or to let you know if bankruptcy is the right solution for you.
Claiming bankruptcy or personal insolvency may be the best option available. Talk to us to find out more.
Can I still earn money if I go Bankrupt?
An incredibly common question we come across is the fear that you will no longer be able to generate an income during Bankruptcy, in Australia. While there are certain stipulations, you are free to earn as much as you like. Talking to us about the pros and cons of going bankrupt can help alleviate your concerns and fast track you on your path to financial freedom.
The Income you can earn is calculated for each individual based on the number of dependents and adjusted upwards by the government (AFSA) in March and September each year to allow for movements in the cost of living. Talk to us to find out the best solution for you.
Will I Lose My House If I Go Bankrupt?
Not necessarily, it is possible to keep your family home subject to meeting the requirements of your Bankruptcy Trustee. For example if you owned the family home jointly with your wife or partner and the property is valued at $500,000 and you have a loan against property for $475,000 then you have $25,000 in equity.
That equity is not all yours it belongs 50/50 with your partner. Therefore your trustee will require you to pay or raise from either your partner, family or friend $12500. If this can be achieved and you and your partner can still make the loan repayments then yes you can save your house. You will no longer own the property that will now belong to your wife/Partner.
Our experts are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Will I lose my car?
The rules the regulator has set with a motor vehicle is that if you have no more than $7900 of equity in the vehicle you can keep it.
For example if you had a car valued at $30,000 and you had a loan against the vehicle for $23,000 then you have $7000 worth of equity you can therefore keep the car if you could still make the loan repayments.
Can I Travel Overseas?
One of the most common questions we get asked is about restrictions on travelling overseas after bankruptcy. The answer is simple – yes!
Being bankrupt does not stop you from travelling overseas. You can travel as often as you like provided you obtain written consent from your trustee. It’s an offence to travel overseas without consent in writing.
As a Trustee in Bankruptcy, Ross Thomson is often required to think outside the box. As well as creative thinking, Ross brings compassion to the table.
For Ross, it’s important to see the people behind the financial problem –not just numbers.
Ross recently helped a bankrupt client who lives in a retirement village with her seriously ill husband.
The unit she & her husband live in is not owned by them, but subject to a 20-year lease.
The money to be repaid by the management was due only at sale, when the client finally left the retirement village.
Sale of the unit was likely to take several years &, if he did sell the couple’s unit, Ross realised he would be effectively evicting them from their home, without resources or family to help them.
Ross decided to contact the retirement village management & put a proposal to them that they prepay some of the moneys they would otherwise pay the client.
The village management considered the proposal & have agreed to prepay some of the moneys otherwise due.
The client is relieved that she will not be evicted & can now concentrate on helping her husband through his health issues.
The moneys paid represented about 75% of what would have been available to creditors if they waited two years.
It is a win for the client and for the creditors.
I made an appointment with Andrew after finding him on google. I was nervous and apprehensive about what to expect but he made the process of bankruptcy extremely uncomplicated and stress free, allowing myself the opportunity to get the fresh start I was so desperate for. Thank you Andrew I could not recommend you enough.
Making the decision to go bankrupt was not easy however once I had spoken to Andrew i felt all my anxiety disappear. Andrew does not judge you and he has an innate ability to put you at ease. He took care of the whole process for me again reducing the stress involved with completing paperwork.
Thank you very much.
I will definitely recommend Andrew Bell to anyone contemplating bankruptcy. Don't wait! Andrew is there to help. With his knowledge, he can advise you of the best path to take and assist with the mind boggling paperwork.
Best of all, he is there for you through your entire bankruptcy period. Get your life back, it's not as bad as you think. Thank you Andrew for lifting the burden and allowing me to move on.
I saw Andrew for 'advice only' on possible bankruptcy due to a divorce. Left an hour later with the paperwork all done and feeling like a new person!
Andrew was extremely welcoming and made me feel so comfortable with my decision to proceed immediately.
This was the best investment I have ever made and cannot speak highly enough of Andrew. He doesn't just give excellent service his follow up afterwards is amazing. Thankyou Andrew you made my 'new' life so easy to achieve!
Andrew was very helpful in helping me through the bankruptcy process, as a single mother left with a massive debt from my ex and our previous marriage. I was struggling to keep my head above water on a week to week basis.
Andrew made me feel at ease immediately and helped me every step of the way, he happily and professionally answered any and all questions I had before, during and after the process. Thanks so much for your help Andrew!
Would highly recommend Andrew to anyone having financial difficulties. Andrew made me feel very comfortable - he took care of everything and keep in regular contact with me throughout the whole process.
Service was fantastic and he also keep in regular contact with me when everything had been finalised Thanks Andrew! can now get my life back on track.
Very prompt service and excellent source of knowledge and information, I highly recommend Andrew's service for a quick turn around of circumstances.
Andrew put my mind at ease in one easy appointment. Very satisfied with the outcome and service provided. Highly recommend Andrew.
Andrew was a steadying hand with his advice.Showing that things aren't as bad as first thought nor any obstacle insurmountable. If you have questions needing answers, Andrew is the person to ask. Thanks for your advice Andrew.
Andrew was very knowledgeable, caring, helpful and compassionate when I went and saw him. He made me feel that I wasn’t the loser and failure that I thought I was being. Even down to the box of tissues on the table.. which I needed. Highly recommend to go see Andrew if your struggling. There is life after!
Andrew and his team do an excellent job of helping their clients with bankruptcy advice and it is a pleasure to work with him.
Don't hesitate contacting Andrew, I was stressed, struggled sleeping through debt. Andrew put me at ease. He listened to my situation and we decided on my next move. Andrew is professional and easy to talk too. I would recommend highly to anyone who wants help to give him a call. I appreciate your support Andrew. Regards Brett.
Andrew has given me back my life!!! After living paycheck to paycheck, I didn’t know what to do. Until I made the big step and booked an appointment with Andrew. As soon as I left his office I felt a huge weight lifted!!!
Andrew was prompt, organised, friendly and efficient with the processing of my documents and made everything very simple for me so I didn’t need to deal with the added pressure and stress. Thank you Andrew for allowing me to start afresh and getting it done within a matter of weeks.
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