Frequently Asked Questions about Filing a Debtor’s Bankruptcy Petition

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A:Please refer to the Debtor's Bankruptcy Petition Procedural Guide which stipulates the detailed requirements and procedures for filing a bankruptcy petition by a debtor.
A:The debtor’s bankruptcy petition could only be proceeded with after the petitioner’s deposit of $8,000 and the court’s fee of $1,045 have been paid.
A:You should attend the petition hearing at the appointed date and time. If the court contacts you on any matters regarding the petition, you should respond proactively and provide information to the court as requested.
A:You should contact the High Court as soon as possible. Please find the contact details here. Failure to attend the petition hearing or respond to the court’s requisitions timely might result in the petition being dismissed by the court with costs against you. The costs will be deducted from the petitioner’s deposit you paid to the Official Receiver’s Office.
A:You may apply to the court for a validation order to unfreeze your account. Please refer to the guidance notes issued by the High Court and the Summons and Affidavit forms that you would need to complete for the application.