Business Bankruptcy Lawyer presents the following information on liquidation.
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When we start a new business we have many hopes and dreams. We try our level best and do everything possible to make our business a great success. However, not all of us are greeted with success so easily. Some of us struggle initially but manage to settle, while others take off. At a certain point however some unexpected event or a careless decision will change the situation and turn the business upside down. We may be forced to make that painful decision of liquidation.
All of us try to avoid liquidation. It is not just about profit and loss of a business – we somehow identify our business with our own self esteem. So, it hurts our ego very badly when we are forced into liquidation. However, at times liquidation would be the wisest business decision that can prevent us from further loss and liability.
Liquidation is a process of winding up or bringing a company or a business to an end. In some cases it can be partial liquidation so as to protect oneself from liability. Partial liquidation will allow you to run the remaining part of the company after liquidation. Through liquidation the properties and assets that are in the name of the company will be redistributed. Depending on the situation, liquidation can be either forced liquidation or voluntary liquidation.
Other terms used for liquidation are insolvent liquidations and solvent liquidations. Insolvent liquidations are also referred to as creditors voluntary liquidations and solvent liquidations are referred to as members voluntary liquidations. When the decision for liquidation is made, after the review of your company’s balance sheet, if you find that the liabilities of your company are more than the assets owned by the company then you must go for insolvent liquidation. There are certain companies that do not wait for insolvent liquidation or creditors voluntary liquidation. They would rather go for members voluntary liquidation and settle all their debts. Whether it is members voluntary liquidations or creditors voluntary liquidations you will need a third party liquidator who is licensed as an insolvency practitioner to carry out the process.
To ensure that liquidation is carried out perfectly you must find an experienced insolvency practitioner as you cannot afford to make more mistakes at this stage. The liquidator that you hire should be capable of getting the best prices for all your assets. To get through the liquidation process successfully, your liquidator should submit a report to the Department of Trade and Industry on all company directors who have been in their respective positions within 3 years prior to the date of liquidation. Your liquidation process can be totally ruined in the hands of an inexperienced liquidator.