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Bankruptcy is a legal process through which people or other entities who cannot repay debts to creditors may seek relief from some or all of their debts. In most jurisdictions, bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debtor.
Bankrupt is not the only legal status that an insolvent person may have, and the term bankruptcy is therefore not a synonym for insolvency.

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    Hello, I have served a Creditor's Petition on the debtor , after obtaining an order for Substituted Service, however the debtor disputes the date of service of the Bankruptcy Notice. He claims that it was 2 weeks after the actual service date. My question is: If the Registrar believes the...
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    QLD How to legally plan ahead to protect family home?

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