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When Your Trustee in Bankruptcy is Pushing a Consumer Proposal…

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When Your Trustee in Bankruptcy is Pushing a Consumer Proposal…

debt2So you’ve finally decided to get a handle on your debt. You’ve done some research, spoken to friends and family, and have decided to get in touch with a trustee. On the first consultation, that trustee in bankruptcy suggests a consumer proposal. Then continues to suggest it, making it seem as though it is your only option.

If your trustee in bankruptcy is pushing a consumer proposal, beware!

Don’t get us wrong. A consumer proposal is a great way to get out of debt, and thousands of

When Your Trustee in Bankruptcy is Pushing a Consumer Proposal…

Canadians are taking this appealing option for the number of benefits it presents. However, it is not the only way to get out of debt – and if your trustee is presenting it as such, they might have ulterior motives.

Why should you proceed with caution? It is simple: a trustee administers proposals and bankruptcies – that being said, these individuals are not there to represent and act for you alone. Their role is to administer your estate for the benefit of you AND your creditors. Ok, that seems fair…

The problem here is that in consumer proposals the trustee is compensated based on the amount of the proposal. That alone presents a conflict. Add to this the fact that they don’t represent you, and it, essentially, is the same as going to court with a lawyer who says that they also act for the prosecutor – not sounding like such a smart idea anymore, is it?

If you are in debt and looking for a way out, the first thing you need to do is get an impartial opinion on the state of your credit and finances. This includes looking at ALL the ways that the debt could be addressed, including exploring consolidation options, not just a consumer proposal.

If a proposal is the best answer, that is great – it could save you money on interest, bring down your total debt balance, and consolidate all of those debts into one tidy monthly payment. Just be sure to have your representative negotiate the proposal with the trustee – don’t go to the trustee on your own – then you get the best deal and the representation of a professional who is representing only your interests and goals!

At DebtCare, we deal with debt every day, and we represent you and only you. If you are considering a consumer proposal or any other debt relief option, call us first. We will make sure that you are protected! 1-888-890-0888.

 

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