Money Stolen

January 12th, 2014 by Questions

My common-law wife did not work and had full access to our joint bank account and line of credit. I was the only one contributing money–she handled the finances. She left the relationship in the middle of the night and stole over $190,000 from the account and line of credit. I sued, won, and she was ordered to pay me back. She hid and spent the money, then declared bankruptcy. Should this have been allowed?

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Money Stolen”

, A licensed trustee said:

You need to speak to an insolvency lawyer – certain types of debt may be excluded from bankruptcy if you go to Court and the Court agrees with you. It will be up to you to prove she stole the money and that she should therefore be required to repay it. The Judgment is not sufficient – you need an Order from the Bankruptcy Court saying your debt survives her bankruptcy.

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