yer we got a bonus twice and it went to the bedt that were demanding , plus morgage arrears, can the garentee ya keep ya home in BR, what happens to ya wages then dont they take them for yrs and yra xx
I would seriously take a look at abnkruptcy as being a faster route to getting back to a debt free way of life. If your home has little or no equity you will keep it and could be debt free much faster than 6 years,allowing you to enjoy the earlier years with your children which fly bye too quickly,and before long you wonder where the time went!!!! Dont let your debt drag you down. Make sure you discuss all options with any firm you choose(freeman jones are used by a few people on this forum).
Discharged today the 8th feb 2012. View is much brighter now.
Continuing to rebuild our credit worthiness.
If there is no equity, you can buy your future interest in the property for £1 plus costs of about £211. The property is then protected and no one can come back in the future. If there is equity you would need to find a third party to introduce these funds so it may be worth getting a valuation and up to date mortgage redemption figure.
If you have a surplus income you are expected to pay a percentage of this for 3 years even though the bankruptcy itself is usually over in twelve months. Other than that there is little to fear.
Take some free advice and find out what you would be expected to have to pay into an IVA or bankruptcy and this could help you make up your mind. Given the level of debt and three small children other options such as debt management may not be appropriate.
No reason to be afraid and sorry if I somehow frightened you. Bankruptcy is a common tool used by people in financial difficulties to relieve themselves from the pressures of their debts. IVAs are also a legal way of protecting you from your creditors while paying back what youy can afford for a limited period of time which is usually 5 years.
These are processes put in place by government to help people like your family and not as any form of punishment. You have done nothing wrong and all you need to do is find out what is the best way forward for you and your family. Regardless of whatever option you take, your credit file will be damaged for 6 years but nothing hangs around you forever.
Just to add Lyla, that you are not on your own. In the three months to June the number of people in England and Wales who were declared insolvent was almost 35,000. Of these nearly 15,000 went bankrupt and 13,500 entered IVAs so as you can see while you may feel that you are the only person in this predicament, there are many, many more in the same boat.
I found this a very informative thread to read. Its amazing how there are so many myths surrounding bankruptcy. Before this forum, I always believed that all your possessions including your home was automatically taken from you and you were left on the kerb so to speak and that once bankrupt one could never get a mortgage again or any other credit. I think that these beliefs are very common.
Hopefully people are finding out more about BR now and the fact that it does not have the same stigma now as it used to.
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