While you want to keep up with payments on your loans, it can be a challenge when you are already trying to make ends meet. To add to your stress, you’ve received a wage garnishment from one of your creditors, allowing them to instruct your employer to directly send a portion of your pay to them to repay your debt, before you can even have that income.
We know just how difficult this situation can be for you. To ease your worries, we want to reassure you that you have options to stop the wage garnishment and deal with your debt at the same time. We’ve outlined important facts about wage garnishments and how a consumer proposal, or a bankruptcy in some situations, will allow you to have the wage garnishment stopped.
You can have a Licensed Insolvency Trustee file a consumer proposal on your behalf, which is a court approved debt repayment plan that stops wage garnishments. The consumer proposal not only allows you to avoid filing for bankruptcy, it helps you create a repayment plan unique to your financial situation to pay off your debts. Visit our Consumer Proposals page to learn more.
Yes. Filing for bankruptcy will immediately stop a wage garnishment, and put an end to demanding phone calls from creditors. Any actions taken by lawyers against you will be halted. While bankruptcy is always looked at as a last option, after solutions like the consumer proposal, there are some situations where it is actually the best strategy given a person’s circumstances. You can find out more about how bankruptcy protects you from legal action by visiting our Bankruptcy page.
You may contact our Licensed Insolvency Trustees, who will personally explain the differences between filing for bankruptcy and a consumer proposal, which types of income cannot be garnished, and answer any of your questions. Request a call for a free assessment today or call us now – we are ready to help.