Expat Bankruptcy

I have moved to the US from Canada but have significant debt in Canada including CCRA, Student Loans and Credit Cards. I have no assets in Canada but have purchased a house and vehicle in the US. Can I file for Bankruptcy in Canada while I am living in the US? If I do will it affect my credit rating in the US? If ignore the debt and come to Canada to visit will they stop me at the border?

Posted from: British Columbia

One Response to “Expat Bankruptcy”

A licensed trustee said...

If you can arrange to attend in person at a trustee’s office in Canada on all of the required occasions then you may file for bankruptcy in Canada even though you reside elsewhere.

I should warn you that your trustee will likely require a substantial retainer up front in order to handle your case – it would be too easy to file for bankruptcy and then decide not to complete it properly leaving your trustee holding the bag, so to speak…