Bankruptcy Dividends

When a debtor has been sued for bankruptcy it is necessary to prove that the debt is due from him to the Official Receiver or Assignee before any amount can be recovered from his estate. The amounts of claim admitted are received subsequently, usually in parts, which are referred to, somewhat euphemistically, as dividends. For the verification of these part amounts, it is necessary to refer to the correspondence with the Official Receiver or Assignee to find particulars of part amounts already collected and the balance outstanding
at the beginning of the year. The advice, if any, received from the same authority along with the payment should be referred to.

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