For the average person, a judgment or lawsuit is a scary thing. This is not just someone calling you for collection or sending you past due notices. Somebody you owe money to is using the legal system and the courts to collect money from you. You feel like you are at their mercy. Usually, as is […]
A wage garnishment is a legal proceeding where a creditor sues a debtor to ensure that they are repaid for a debt. Any creditor can sue for a garnishment order for any debts owed including outstanding loans and bill payments to alimony and child support. To garnishee someone’s wages, a creditor must first file a Statement of Claim. […]
We wrap up our Debt Free in 30 FAQ series with a discussion with Adam Rauf, bankruptcy trustee and consumer proposal administrator about how lease obligations, tax debts and 407 ETR debts are treated in a bankruptcy or consumer proposal and whether or not you can pay your proposal off early.
Norma (not her real name) was struggling to get by on her pension. As often happens, she ended up using credit to help makes ends meet. Eventually she was ashamed to find that she had accumulated $12,000 in debts she could not repay. A neighbour in her townhouse complex gave her our number and told her to contact our […]
On today's podcast our experts explain everything you need to know about wage garnishments and what you can do if you receive notice, or even a threat, that you wages will be garnisheed.
gaA consumer proposal stops virtually all attempts to garnish wages in Ontario. As a legal proceeding under the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act, filing a consumer proposal provides you with the same protections you would receive in a bankruptcy, without filing for bankruptcy. At Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc., if you file a consumer proposal with us at 9:00 […]
If a creditor has already gone to court and obtained a garnishee summons allowing them to garnishee your wages, the wage garnishment will only stop once it is paid, or if the creditor agrees to stop it. You can attempt to make a deal with the creditor. Here are two ways you can do this. […]
If a lender’s efforts to recover a debt are not successful, they often hire a third party collection agency to try to recover their money. It’s never normally the best advice to bury your head in the sand and ignore the collection calls. It will likely only make things worse. Even if you have little […]
Once a wage garnishment starts, there are two obvious ways to stop the garnishment: a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy.