Canada Debt Frequently Asked Debt Related Questions

QUESTION: What are the Amendments Not in Force found in the Bankrupcty Insolvency Act?
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QUESTION: In the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, what are the citations found at the end of some sections and schedules?
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QUESTION: With respect to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency act, how current are the Acts and regulations?
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QUESTION: Are the consolidated Acts and regulations the official versions of the BIA?
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QUESTION: What are consolidated Acts and regulations?
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QUESTION: Are there any other laws that deal with bankruptcy besides the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act?
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QUESTION: Lots of people are filing for Bankruptcy, Is bankruptcy the right decision for me?
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QUESTION: Should I leave some debts out of my bankruptcy?
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QUESTION: Does my personal bankruptcy affect my corporation?
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QUESTION: What does reaffirm mean?
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QUESTION: How long do I have to wait to rebuild my credit?
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QUESTION: Can I get a credit card after filing bankruptcy?
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QUESTION: Can I be discriminated against for filing bankruptcy?
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QUESTION: Will I have to go to court before going bankrupt?
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QUESTION: How long after filing bankruptcy will the creditors stop calling?
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QUESTION: What is a discharge in bankruptcy?
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QUESTION: Overspent at Christmas and now that the bills are arriving, what are the options?
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QUESTION: I am self-employed and I am using my personal credit line to keep up with payments to creditors for my business debt. I do not want to go bankrupt or close my business. What can I do?
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QUESTION: I canít pay my tax debt to Revenue Canada. What can I do?
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QUESTION: My spouse is considering opening a new business. We have a joint line of credit. Can we use this line of credit for the business operations?
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QUESTION: Iíve read about ďConsumer ProposalsĒ on the Internet but I canít figure out what that means. The news and information online state that changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act will affect consumer proposals. Could you explain?
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QUESTION: I completed a Consumer Proposal about five years ago, but when I recently applied for a line of credit I was denied because of my ďbankruptcyĒ. A Mastercard debt that was paid under the Proposal is still showing on my credit report with Equifax. What can I do about this? Arenít credit reports updated when a proposal or bankruptcy is discharged?
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QUESTION: I have a vehicle that I can no longer afford to make payments on. It is a ďsecuredĒ loan. What does this mean and what can I do?
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QUESTION: Iíve read that it costs about $1,600 to declare bankruptcy, but I donít have any money! I canít pay my bills and collection agencies are calling. What do I do?
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QUESTION: When a person declares bankruptcy, are all of their possessions confiscated and sold?
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QUESTION: If I declare bankruptcy will my name be published in the newspaper where everyone can see? Will my employer be notified?
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QUESTION: I have been working for my Dad for cash. Because I donít Ďtechnicallyí have any income I havenít been paying my taxes. I have a student line of credit, but I only take a few classes. Over the last year Iíve been getting further and further into debt, and I donít think Iíll be able to pay it off. If I filed for bankruptcy or tried to make a proposal, would my employment history be a problem? Would I have to pay taxes on money coming from my Dad?
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QUESTION: I got a divorce last year, and my income decreased. Since then I have been having trouble paying the bills. My ex-wife ended up with the house, furniture, and kids. I am out of savings, and now Iím being drained by child support. Is there anyway to avoid paying child support until my finances stabilize? Will going bankrupt allow me to stop making payments?
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QUESTION: I thought my bookkeeper was taking care of both my personal and business expenses. I found out that bills from the business suppliers are past due, and that the credit cards and line of credit are now maxed out. I need to get back on track or my suppliers wonít deal with me anymore, which will basically stop me from earning an income. Also need to take control of the personal expenses.
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QUESTION: I thought my bookkeeper was taking care of both my personal and business expenses. I found out that bills from the business suppliers are past due, and that the credit cards and line of credit are now maxed out. I need to get back on track or my suppliers wonít deal with me anymore, which will basically stop me from earning an income.
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QUESTION: When I was working full time, I applied for and received a car loan from the bank. My co-signed the loan but I paid the regular monthly payments. Recently I have been laid off at work and I cannot afford to make the payments. If I assign myself into bankruptcy, is the loan discharged?
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QUESTION: If I go bankrupt and am relieved of my debts, how long does this stay on my record? Will I ever be able to get a credit card again, or buy a house?
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QUESTION: I have been making the minimum payments to my creditors, but now have maxed out all the credit cards, line of credit and my overdraft. After I pay my mortgage, utilities and some groceries, there isnít enough left to make the minimum payments to all the creditors. If I donít make my payments will the creditors take my assets? I donít want to lose my house.
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QUESTION: I canít pay my tax debt to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). What can I do?
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QUESTION: I am currently a school and I have been declined for credit based upon my summer employment earnings. How can I avoid bankrupcty and pay for my schooling?
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QUESTION: I am currently a student and have been declined for a line of credit based upon my summer employment earnings. How can I pay for my schooling without going into bankruptcy?
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QUESTION: I was expecting a big tax refund, but instead received nothing. The assessment states that the funds were transferred to a debt I owe. How is this possible? Can I get it back?
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QUESTION: My business isnít making as much money as I had expected, and I have had to use my personal credit to cover expenses, like wages and supply costs. My personal debt seems to be growing faster than my business can pay me. What can I do?
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QUESTION: My business isnít making as much money as I had expected, and I have had to use my personal credit to cover expenses, like wages and supply costs. My personal debt seems to be growing faster than my business can pay me. What can I do?
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QUESTION: My business isnít making as much money as I had expected, and I have had to use my personal credit to cover expenses, like wages and supply costs. My personal debt seems to be growing faster than my business can pay me. What can I do?
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QUESTION: I prepared my tax return and it looks like I have a large amount to pay, but I donít have the cash to do this? If I file this, will Canada Revenue garnish my wages? What can I do?
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QUESTION: I canít continue payments in full to my creditors and need to file bankruptcy. What steps do I have to take to do this?
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QUESTION: Budgeting what I have is a challenge. How much of my income should be spent on housing, my car, and everything else? What can I do to make my money stretch through the month?
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QUESTION: How much of my income should be paid out to creditors? Which creditor should I pay first? What is the best way to organize my payments to reduce my debt load, or even pay off everything?
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QUESTION: I make the minimum payments required, or most of them, but my debts are staying the same, or increasing. Are there any other options besides bankruptcy for dealing with my debts?
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QUESTION: I donít think my debts are a problem, but want reassurance. How can I check up on myself?
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QUESTION: I have many debts and based on my income I am not sure how I will manage to make the payments. What should I do?
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QUESTION: I canít pay my tax debt to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). What can I do?
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QUESTION: My friend went bankrupt but she is still driving her car and gets to keep her house and furnishingsĖ how can that be?
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QUESTION: I was told that I have poor credit rating but I donít know why that would be?
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QUESTION: How do I improve my credit report?
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QUESTION: How do I improve my credit rating?
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QUESTION: What if the information on my credit report is wrong?
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QUESTION: What is my Credit Report?
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QUESTION: What is the difference between seeking the advice of a Debt Counselor vs. advice from a Trustee?
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QUESTION: If I declare bankruptcy, how long before I am finished with the Bankruptcy Process?
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QUESTION: If I attend one of your free consultations to seek advice about my debts, do you contact my creditors?
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QUESTION: I am overwhelmed by debt and worried about my privacy. I don't want my friends and family to know about my situation, yet I need someone to talk to. What can I do?
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