An important aspect of bankruptcy is how the person deals with the Official Assignees requirements – your compliance makes a big difference. While a person can decide not to play ball, there are consequences to this.
One such example is Paul Codd the former Wexford hurler who spent a weekend in jail for failure to comply with orders surrounding his bankruptcy. His case focused on the failure to comply with an order to return leased machinery and he only avoided more prison time by promising to comply.
So when you are getting your advice (and we always advise going to professionals with relevant qualifications even if it isn’t us) remember that you are not getting a ‘get out of jail free’ card, in fact, messing about with your bankruptcy process will get you jail time in some circumstances as this case showed.