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I am aus and canadian citizen. I moved here about 15 years ago. I have debt in the us . I went to a lawyer to file bankrutcyand he said , I could not because living in canada. What can I do to get the us bill collecters off my back. I do not think it is right not to be able to file on my us debt because I live here.

Posted from: Ontario

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A licensed trustee said...

Speak to a Canadian lawyer. There are no international treaties on debt and/or debt collection. Even if you file for bankruptcy in Canada, the US creditors will ignore the process as it is not binding on them – except in Canada. A Canadian lawyer may be able to get your US creditors to cease and desist based on some of our other laws, but the US debt won’t go away until it has been dealt with in the US.