Question

Hi Jon,

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?

Cheers,

A

Answer

A,

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:

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.

Regards,

Jon

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