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Bankruptcy due to personal guarantee

Postby Jessyy » Sat, 07 Jul 2012 1:16 am

My hubby is one of the owners of the company. Few years ago, he got some unsecured loan from two banks and he signed as a personal guarantor. Now, the company doesn't perform well and he can't pay off the bank. The banks are about to issue him court notice.

Is there anybody out here can advice whether there is any means to avoid bankruptcy? He tries to negotiate with banks but the tenture is simply too short for him to pay (every month needs to pay off $20k for both banks). He tries to approach ccs but they only deal with personal credit card loans.

If the bank really sue him for bankruptcy, how will it affect my family? Will the OA comes to my house and takes away everything?

I despitely need some advice as the process may really scare my three young kids.

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Postby scarbowl » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 7:04 pm

Yes, it's a scary situation. Please please go consult a lawyer! You need professional advice and perhaps some protection from any further mistakes by your husband.

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Postby Jessyy » Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:00 am

No spare $$ to seek for professional advice. That's why see if anybody can give me some clues...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:03 am

You really do need to speak to a lawyer if the sums are large. But, you can start with these links.

http://app2.ipto.gov.sg/

http://app2.ipto.gov.sg/IPTOServices/In ... fault.aspx

http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/minlaw/apps/fcd_ ... xz5A%3d%3d

http://app2.ipto.gov.sg/IPTOServices/In ... fault.aspx

But, this is really more complicated. After all, the loans were to support a company. What about the other owners? What about selling assets of the company?

There is much more to be known and discussed before an opinion as to the best course of action to be taken.

PS: Your personal property, like furnishings, bedding, etc, is exempt.

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Postby thehelper » Sat, 21 Jul 2012 5:16 am

What is the total outstanding debt amount? If your husband feels that he is able to clear them ... he can try. But if the amount is crazily high ... say $200K .. $300K.

Then no point. And under this circumstances ... being made a bankrupt could be a blessing in disguise. Trust me ... life is pretty much the same after being made a bankrupt except :

OA = Official Assignee. The person put incharge of a bankrupt during the period of bankruptcy.

a) Can have only 1 bank account
b) Must fixed a sum to be repaid to OA on a monthly basis, under GIRO and every month die-die must go thru
c) Restricted overseas travel. Need OA approvae. If he fulfills part (b) ... then he will be classify under "Green Zone", which allow him to apply online for overseas travel.
d) If you fail part (b), then he'll be classify as "Red Zone", which will be more troublesome to get overseas travel approval
e) Must make Expediture declaration and record every year to OA
f) Keep finger crossed that OA will put him up for discharge of bankruptcy soon.

Basically, banks will just chase for the full amount.

Let's say if your husband really face bankruptcy, things to note :

1. House, if HDB, then no worries. if private then problem

2. If possible to switch to HDB, please do so

3. Items in the house ... basically those necessity items like fridge, air-con, bed, they'll not take. Things they'll take are TVs, sofas maybe. Expensive paintings or antique ... of course they'll take.

When they serve the "Writ of Summons & Seizures" aka WSS, that is when they'll "seize" your items. But whether they will actually do it or not is depending on them.

There are cases that they don't bother at all. Since most of the time ... most items can't fetch much $$ anyway.

4. Withdraw whatever $$ that he has from all the banks. After being made a bankrupt .. the Official Assignee aka OA will asked where did those $$ goes to. He can just say ... pay for house installment ... daily expenses etc.

The above is just very brief summary. There are alot of other stuffs .. which I have learnt along the way.
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