collection actions and bankruptcy

August 4th, 2013 by Questions

I have been told by MEP that they will not go after bankrupts drivers license (or other aggressive collection actions) until my ex has been discharged from bankruptcy. I have a huge problem with this as trustees are known to take their sweet time in proceeding with discharges. MEP first told me this is their POLICY. Another time I was told this is specified under the Bankruptcy Act. Can you shed some light on this please?

Posted from: Alberta


One Response to “collection actions and bankruptcy”

, A licensed trustee said:

Support payments (current and arrears) are not dischargeable by bankruptcy, they also aren’t stayed from collections actions during bankruptcy. Whatever you’ve been told by MEP, it is simply their policy, based on their interpretation of the law. If you want to try and change their policy you’ll need to either (1) test it in Court; or (2) apply political pressure. Good luck.

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