small claims law suit

February 14th, 2008 by Questions

just wondering i am in ontario…if i am sued in small claims and don`t attend, I know they will get a default judgment. But, afterwards will they go for `an examination hearing?` Is that typical? I am concerned because if one does not attend an `examination hearing`, I understand one can be held in contempt and then potentially put in prison. is that the usual process whena creditor sues and the debtor does not respond?

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February 15, 2008 at 5:59 am, A licensed trustee said:

You need to contact a lawyer to obtain specific legal advice regarding Small Claims Court – this is a bankruptcy site run by turtsees (not lawyers).

My basic understanding is that what you’ve written is correct – they conduct the examination to determine where you are working and if you own any assets that the creditor may want to put a lien on. I think you are correct regarding the contempt charge too, but you need to speak to lawyer regarding this matter.

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