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Small claims court and bankruptcy

I have someone trying to take me to small claims court. I have been told that this debt can be put in with my other debts in filing a bankruptcy. Do I file first and then go to small claims court. Or do I file and let my bankruptcy people deal with the small claims issue? In other words can I avoid all the time and paper work of going to small claims court since the bankruptcy make deal with it?

Posted from: Ontario

One Response to “Small claims court and bankruptcy”

Barton Goth – Goth & Company Inc. -Trustee in Bankruptcy said...

File the bankruptcy first, but in the process make sure you disclose this court action and the associated debt to your trustee to ensure that it is a debt that can be cleared by the bankruptcy (but from the sounds of it it can very easily, there are relatively few exceptions) and then your trustee will handle it from there.