Wages Garnished?

November 1st, 2011 by Questions


My boyfriend and I are common law, and he is considering bankruptcy. All the debts are in his name, but since he has been laid off and is currently collecting EI, is my income in jeopardy of being garnished?

Thank you.

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Wages Garnished?”

, Barton Goth - Goth & Company Inc. -Trustee in Bankruptcy said:

If all the debts are in your boyfriend’s name, and you do not have any joint accounts with your boyfriend, then both your income and your bank accounts will be safe from the actions of his creditors. The responsibility for debts and your relationship status are separate issues. For you to be held responsible for his debts the creditors would need you to have signed on their documents.

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