Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposals Victoria BC
At our office, you will meet with Gareth Slocombe, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and founder of G. Slocombe & Associates Inc. Gareth has handled bankruptcies and consumer proposals in Victoria for many years and brings over 20 years experience in dealing with business and personal insolvencies.
He can explain what is involved in personal bankruptcy as well as alternatives to bankruptcy, such as consumer proposals and debt consolidation to creditors. Our staff will provide all the facts necessary to help you make an informed decision about your financial situation.
Are you having financial difficulties in Victoria BC and starting to believe you can’t get out from under what feels like ever-mounting debt?
Maybe you’re exhausted by the collections calls, your wages are being garnished, or legal action by your creditors has started against you.
If so, chances are that you’ve at least considered filing for personal bankruptcy in Victoria BC.
Regardless of your source of income or employment, if you are experiencing financial difficulties that might lead to personal bankruptcy in Victoria, contact G. Slocombe & Associates Inc., a Licensed Bankruptcy Insolvency Trustee at our Victoria BC office, to discuss your available options as bankruptcy is typically considered a debtor’s last resort since there are other options available. But bankruptcy does have it's advanatages. Call or email us today to arrange for your free initial consultation with our trustee, or to ask a question about options.
Our office contact details:
Toll Free: 1-877-421-2288
Our Victoria Licensed Insolvency Trustee office is located at 612 Boleskine Road, within the Shoebox Business Centre.
Bankruptcy Advantages In Victoria BC
#1. You get immediate protection from your creditors.
Bankruptcy is a legal procedure, one that offers you protection from your creditors so that you can get your financial affairs in order.
Here’s how it works.
Once you file for bankruptcy, an automatic “stay of proceedings” takes immediate effect.
This stay essentially stops your unsecured creditors from starting, continuing, or enforcing any legal action against you to recover on their debt - unless they get express permission from the Bankruptcy Court.
What does this mean for you?
- You won’t be getting any more phone calls or letters from creditors or collections agencies looking for their money.
- All garnishments against you will be stopped (except for child or spousal support).
- Frozen bank accounts will be released.
- No new lawsuits can be started against you.
- Lawsuits that have started against you will be stopped.
#2. Bankruptcy takes care of all your unsecured creditors.
Filing for bankruptcy deals with all your unsecured creditors at once.
That’s because unsecured creditors cannot “opt out” of your bankruptcy, which they can do if you proceed instead with, for example, an informal debt settlement or debt management plan.
#3. You stop accruing interest on your unsecured debt.
Once you file for bankruptcy, your debt stops accruing interest.
#4. Bankruptcy may be your most cost-effective option.
This is true in contrast to other debt relief solutions, such as a debt consolidation loan or debt management plan.
In the latter cases, you are required to pay back the full amount of what you owe, plus interest.
#5. Bankruptcy is a relatively quick way to eliminate your debt.
Assuming you complete all your bankruptcy obligations, you will achieve relief from your unsecured debt typically within 9 months of filing - if this is your first bankruptcy.
And once you’ve been discharged from bankruptcy, you will no longer need to make any payments toward the unsecured consumer debts that were handled in your bankruptcy.
#6. Bankruptcy allows you to finally move on with your life.
Once you’ve eliminated the debt that’s holding you back, you can start to rebuild your credit - and your life - giving you the fresh financial start you deserve.
Contact a Licensed Insolvency Trustee today.
Please call (250) 381-9404 today to arrange for a free initial consultation or browse our site for more information about bankruptcy and the best way to deal with your debt problems.
But not everyone is eligible for personal bankruptcy. And because every person’s financial situation is unique, bankruptcy may not be the right solution for every debtor.
These federally-regulated professionals are the only ones authorized and required by the Canadian government to assist you with filing for bankruptcy.
In our initial, free consultation, we review your entire current financial situation and advise you of the debt relief options you have available to you.
We’ll also give you the pros and cons of each, and our seasoned, personal advice on the best solution for you and your family.
Remember, bankruptcy may not be your only option. The sooner you get help, the more options you may have available to you.