Can’t fulfill your duty as a bankrupt?

What Happens If I Don’t Complete My Duties as a Bankrupt

Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to provide financial relief to individuals or businesses that are unable to pay their debts. However, declaring bankruptcy comes with several responsibilities. What happens if you can’t fulfill your duty as a bankrupt? Let’s delve into this topic to provide a comprehensive understanding.

Understanding Bankruptcy: A Brief Overview

Bankruptcy is a complex financial process, and it’s crucial to understand your duties once you’ve filed for it. If you’re unable to fulfill these duties, you might face significant repercussions.

Duties of a Bankrupt Individual

When you declare bankruptcy, you’re expected to adhere to several duties:

  1. Disclose all assets and deliver non-exempt assets to the bankruptcy trustee;
  2. Hand over all credit cards to the trustee for cancellation;
  3. Submit the required supporting documentation to the bankruptcy trustee;
  4. Report your household income and expenses each month to the trustee;
  5. Make all required payments, including surplus income;
  6. Attend two mandatory credit counselling sessions;
  7. Attend any required meeting of creditors or examinations by the Official Receiver.

Failure to complete these duties can lead to severe consequences, including the dismissal of your bankruptcy case.

Consequences of Failure to Fulfill Bankruptcy Duties

If you fail to fulfill your bankruptcy duties, your case can be dismissed, and your creditors can come after you to collect their debts. Essentially, you will be back in the same financial position as before filing for bankruptcy.

Avoiding Bankruptcy Dismissal

To avoid dismissal, you must do what you’re required to do, without excuses. If you have any questions or concerns about your bankruptcy duties, reach out to a professional for advice.

Bankruptcy Is a Process

Remember, bankruptcy is not an instant solution to your financial woes. It’s a process that requires your active participation and adherence to several procedures.


Bankruptcy is a major financial decision that carries several responsibilities. If you can’t fulfill your duty as a bankrupt, you risk dismissal of your case and the return of your debts. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand your duties before filing for bankruptcy, and do everything necessary to fulfill them.

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