Bankruptcy can occur when a person is completely unable to pay their debts. A person may voluntarily declare bankruptcy or be forced to do so by a court.

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External resources

  • MoneySmart – The MoneySmart web page provides information about the bankruptcy process.

Where to go for help

  • LawRight’s Court & Tribunal Services – LawRight can offer legal advice and out of court assistance to people involved in bankruptcy proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court. Assistance may include helping with drafting documents and correspondence relating to your legal matter. LawRight does not provide representation.
  • Other community legal centres may also be able to provide assistance. To find your nearest community legal centre, please visit the Community Legal Centres Queensland website at . There are a number of community legal centres throughout Queensland that hold regular advice sessions.


The information in this resource is for general information purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact LawRight or another lawyer. LawRight can only give advice to people who are eligible for our services.