Bankruptcy: Opposing an application

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A debtor may apply to the Court to challenge (oppose) a bankruptcy notice before the time for compliance with the notice has finished.

The debtor can apply to challenge a bankruptcy notice if:

  • there is a defect in the bankruptcy notice

  • the debt on which the bankruptcy notice is based does not exist

  • you have a claim against the creditor, equal to or greater than the amount claimed in the bankruptcy notice, or

  • the bankruptcy notice is an abuse of process.

A person who intends to oppose an application (including an interim application) or a petition must, at least 3 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application or petition or, with the leave of the Court, at the hearing: