Trustee opposed discharge of the bankrupt
April 28th, 2009 by Questions
My common-law spouse and I applied for bankruptcy in Nov 2006. We did not complete the requirements and as a result the trustee opposed discharge of bankruptcy. My spouse and I broke up in 2008. He said that he did not want to continue with the bankruptcy. Where does that leave me?
The trustee submitted my tax return for 2006. I just submitted my tax return for 2007 & 2008. The 2008 return will reach Revenue Canada before the 2007 because it was e-filed and the 2007 had to be sent by mail. I contacted Revenue Canada to find out if I was set up for direct deposit and they advised me that there were instructions on my file from the trustee to forward any refund to them. There was also a `keep code` on my file that has to do with the substantial amount of taxes my ex-spouse owes for a business that he had. Before we filed for bankruptcy I was not legally responsible for this debt.
My questions are:
– Because we did not follow through with the bankruptcy does this mean that it is like we never filed or is the bankruptcy in `limbo` until we complete the requirements?
– Am I now legally responsible for all the debts we listed in the bankruptcy even though many of them were not legally my responsibility?
– If the trustee receives my tax refund for 2008 is he allowed to keep it?
I know that I will need to contact my trustee but I would like to have some information before I do.
Posted from: Alberta