February 8th, 2011 by Questions

Can a collections agency petition against my bankruptcy and still make me pay my debt plus the trustee fee\’s?

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Collections”

, A licensed trustee said:

Any of your creditors has the right to “oppose” your discharge from bankruptcy whihc means a hearing will be scheduled so that a Court may review your file.

It is a fairly common threat by collectors to tell you they don’t care about your bankruptcy and/or they will oppose and get a Court to order you to pay them off. It’s a hollow threat. In the 25,000 cases that our firm has handled I have never seen a collection agency oppose someone discharge – they are simply trying to scare you into making some kind of payment.

By the way, if you do make a payment to a creditor after you file for bankrutpcy it can get you in a lot of trouble – don’t do it. In fact, if this company calls again take their information down and call your trustee so they can speak to them….

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