Should I get in touch with my accountant about Bankruptcy?
The answer seems clear doesn't it: if anyone knows your financial situation well in Perth, It's going to be your accountant. However, the short answer is a definite No! It's not that your accountant won't have your best interests in mind when it comes to Bankruptcy, it's that his specialization lie in helping you save you money at tax time, minimising your tax liability and lodging your BAS.
Most accounting degrees will put in hardly any to no time on insolvency, it's generally carried out as a post graduate speciality course for those who wish to work in the field. Unless your accountant is an insolvency expert, he wouldn't know that a lot about the effects of Bankruptcy, I can guarantee you insolvency specialists know much about tax returns or BAS in. If you do manage to find an insolvency accounting firm in Perth, they often tend to be large firms with very nice offices who charge accordingly.
Should I consult with my Solicitor about Bankruptcy?
No! You can speak to your solicitor in Perth but more than likely it won't do you much good. Solicitors are certainly good at doing things lawyers do, like assisting you do your Will and buying your house and keeping you out of court if you're lucky. When it relates to Bankruptcy, the specialists in Perth tend to have either a legal or accounting experience, and the reason for that is simply that you can't enrol in the post graduate study to become a qualified insolvency practitioner unless you have a law or accounting degree.
Just as there are few insolvency accounting firms, there are very few insolvency legal practices in Australia, and yes if you choose one you will pay a sizeable price for their expertise.
Should I talk to a financial counsellor about Bankruptcy?
Yes! There are a lot of financial counselling services that can help you with this, they have no hidden agendas and they're a great option for letting you think through your situation when it comes to Bankruptcy. If you find yourself stressing out constantly, not sleeping, not eating or over-eating and thinking of money pressures continuously, then get some help.
There are also charities around Perth like Lifeline that offer a terrific service. They will be a sounding board if you just need a person to review with you what your options are. Don't let your financial trouble destroy your life - in the end it's just money.
If you like to learn more about what to do, where to turn and what issues to ask about Bankruptcy, then feel free to call Bankruptcy Experts Perth on 1300 795 575, or visit our website: www.bankruptcyexpertsPerth.com.au.