I am unsure if you can answer this, but I am out of options right now.
I was convicted of a crime and ordered to pay compensation to the victim. The compensation is a huge amount, and once convicted of the crime I lost my job.
I have other accounts I owe as well totally over £20,000. I want to go bankrupt to get all this behind me. Can I include the victim’s compensation in my bankruptcy?
Your question is a bit of a legal one, and we do not advise on legal matters.
There are a few debts that cannot be included in a bankruptcy such as:
- Child maintenance
- Court fines
- Social fund loans
- Confiscation Orders
Compensation claims does fall under debts you cannot include in a bankruptcy, however, if you cannot afford to pay the debt, you can appeal it and discuss it with the courts.
You may wish to speak to a legal professional about this.