Civil Suit

August 24th, 2009 by Questions

I was in a common law relationship for several years. There were things purchased by my ex that I took such as furniture and appliances. Also, there were charges laid against him and we bought a GIC together. He has started a civil suit against me for half of the GIC, the furniture and appliances he bought (he has all receipts) and for his lawyer fees. Can this be eliminated if I file for bankruptcy?

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Civil Suit”

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

Most civil actions are released by bankruptcy. The only type of civil matter that regularly falls into the category of debts that are not released by bankruptcy would relate to sexual assault, intentional bodily harm or wrongful death.

However, when dealing with civil actions it is important that you contact a local trustee and be sure to bring all the relevant materials to this action so they can review the specific nature of the proceeding and confirm that it is indeed a debt that can be released.

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