The government accepted the draft amendment to the consumer bankruptcy law
May 14, 2019. The government adopted a draft amendment to the bankruptcy law regarding bankruptcy proceedings for non-business persons. The proposed changes are intended to increase the number of announced consumer bankruptcies and to improve them in order to relieve the court administration from the handling of the simplest cases.
The amendment provides that when examining motions for bankruptcy, courts will verify the state of insolvency and not the fault of the debtor in bringing about its insolvency.
The legislator has not introduced any changes in the scope of claims not subject to redemption as a result of bankruptcy proceedings, such as alimony or compensation resulting from a crime or misdemeanour.
A significant part of the regulations is to come into force within 6 months from the date of their announcement.