What court orders survives bankruptcy?

February 27th, 2007 by Questions

I reside inthe province of Alberta and am currently looking at possibly filing for bankruptcy, I have a judgement in Queens Bench for Certificate of Taxation on lawyers fees that i am unable to pay. Do these survive the bankruptcy or are they included in the filing.

Drowning in worry


One Response to “What court orders survives bankruptcy?”

, Barton Goth, GCO, Bankruptcy Trustees said:

Essentially the important section of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act is 178(1)(a) and essentially this section states that court fines, penalties and/or restitution orders for criminal or quasi criminal acts will survive a bankruptcy. From the sounds of things the order you have is simply a judgment creditor who retains no special rights and will be cleared by filing either a bankruptcy or proposal in Canada.

However, when dealing with debts of this type it would be important to have any documentation relating to this reviewed by a local trustee just to confirm this.

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