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You are not a loser because you go bankrupt

September 5, 2017

The notion that you are a failure because you filed for bankruptcy is very old fashioned and irrelevant. In an earlier blog article, we listed a whole bunch of famous people who filed for bankruptcy, and some of the names are quite surprising. Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows people to solve difficult debt […]

WHICH IS BETTER A BANKRUPTCY OR A PROPOSAL?

September 5, 2017

The proper answer to that question would depend on the specifics of your situation but read on to learn more. EFFECT ON CREDIT REPORT: A first time bankruptcy will show on a credit bureau report for a period of seven (7) years from the date of filing or six (6) years following the bankrupt’s discharge […]

SHOULD I GO BANKRUPT BEFORE I GET SUED?

September 5, 2017

That is a question that often comes up after people have been served with a Statement of Claim. The answer is that it really doesn’t matter, a bankruptcy will stop the action even if it has already been commenced or a judgement has been obtained. Bankruptcy and Proposal filings create an automatic Stay of Proceedings […]

ELDER ABUSE AND DEBT ISSUES;

September 5, 2017

Elder abuse is a sad reality of our time. People looking after a parent or grandparent have been known to abuse their elder in a physical or emotional manner. On occasion the abuse can be financial or even a combination of all three types of abuse. Financial abuse can take many forms: borrowing money without […]

ONTARIO HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

September 5, 2017

Ontario doesn’t have one – but perhaps it should. It may be long past time for Ontario to contemplate revisions to the Execution Act, which provides exemptions for property seizable by creditor, to include a homestead exemption.  Other provinces do have such exemptions that provide an element of security to families faced with financial difficulty. […]

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