Hi, I would like to get an answer, please. Many thanks.
Hello, many thanks to your question. My name is ***** ***** for the delay in anybody answering your question.In answer to your question, you can be made bankrupt in your absence but it is more difficult for accredited to do. The reason for this is down to service of the paperwork. The court needs to be satisfied the reasonable efforts have been made to serve you. Eventually, the court can give permission to service by things like Facebook, or LinkedIn. However, you could short-circuit that approach, and informed them that he would accept service via some other method, preferably via an address in Engand. The best way to do this is to instruct a solicitor to accept service for you. That way they could proceed without having the delay of any further applications to the court being made. If you instruct the solicitor not to do anything other than forward you the paperwork, I'd imagine his costs would be very nominal.
Normally, bankruptcy last one year. However, where the bankrupt has not assisted the trustee or the official receiver in administering the bankruptcy, that period can be extended. Way to address this, is to assure you do comply, although you would not physically have to be in the jurisdiction to do that. Jst ensuring
that the petitioning creditor has you contact details and that you will engage with them later should be sufficient.
Many thanks for your answer. I would like to clarify some questions. So the bankruptcy is more likely if I am available on a postal address.
- Whon should I give the address? Should I send it to the collector?
- Can it be the postal address of one of my friends?
- If it is a solicitor or friend can I withdraw their mandate?
- Is it suffiicient from my part to send paperwork to the court? Do I have to explain that I am temporary with my family?
- What does it mean that the bankrupt has to "assist" the trustee? Especially, if I am abrod.
- How long can they extend the bankruptcy period?
- "Jst ensuring that the petitioning creditor has you contact details and that you will engage with them later should be sufficient." - Is this sufficient right now to let them roll the case? Or later during bankruptcy to show compliance?
- Would you accept service for me? Just to forward me paperwork online? What would be the fee? If not, could you recommend me whom and how to approach?
Hi, in answer to your questions:
1. Yes, address to the collector.
2. It needs to a lawyer or a place you're residing in the jurisdiction.
3. You dont have to liaise with the court if you don't want to.
4. To assist the trustee means to cooperate with him in respect of the provision of information. It doesn't mean you have to travel to the UK to meet with him.
5. Bankruptcy can be extended by order of the court, usually to 3 years, but this is very rare.
6. Yes, this should be sufficient.
7. We can't do that I'm afraid as we're only providing information on this site. You would need to instruct a practising solicitor in England or Wales.
Hope this clarifies things for you.
Many thanks for your answer. I have called some offices but no one wants to be a "Postal Box" to forward paperwork. It is not really useful in this form. How should I approach them? Many thanks
It's best not to sell it to them as being a post-box, nobody wants to think they're just a mail-man when they hold a degree!
You should consider asking them to provide limited advice and act for you.