Consumer Proposal

May 24th, 2013 by Questions

I filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and was discharged in 2009. However, I have student loans (over 7 years) that I am unable to pay and am considering filing a consumer proposal. I currently have a credit card and a car loan. Will I be able to file a consumer proposal for just my student loans without including my credit card and car loan? Second, is there an issue with the fact that I previously filed for bankruptcy?

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Consumer Proposal”

, A licensed trustee said:

First, if your student loans where given before you filed for bankruptcy then you have the right to apply to the Court and have them retro-actively included in the bankruptcy you have already completed. You will need a lawyer and it may cost a coupe of thousand dollars to bring it to Court, but it may be a better solution than filing a proposal.

To answer your proposal questions, you cannot pick and choose which debts to include if you decide to file a proposal now – all of your unsecured debt (student loans, credit cards, over drafts, etc) must be included. Your car loan should be excluded assuming the lender put a lien on your car. The fact that you previously filed a bankruptcy has no direct impact on filing a proposal now.

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