How Bankruptcy Works

Step 7: Attend Bankruptcy Counselling Sessions

Attend Two Bankruptcy Counselling Sessions
Learn How to Budget and Manage Credit

Part of obtaining your discharge is attending these 2 required credit and bankruptcy counselling sessions. They may be with your trustee or they may be with someone they designate. The first session is in about the 2nd month of your bankruptcy process and the second session will be scheduled at about the 6th month.

The purpose of these sessions is to help you learn how to manage your budgetfuture credit and financial affairs better so that you don’t find yourself in serious financial difficulty again.

Everyone who conducts bankruptcy counselling sessions must be licensed through the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and have obtained the RQIC designation. This means that they are a “Registered and Qualified Insolvency Counsellor.” Obtaining the license requires writing and passing an exam and then gaining at least 100 hours of supervised bankruptcy counselling experience.

A Common Question About Bankruptcy Counselling

Continue on to steps 8-9The Bankruptcy Discharge Process is Commenced. Once you meet the discharge requirements and make any surplus payments the OSB will grant you automatic, conditional or suspended discharge and give you a certificate of bankruptcy discharge. If you do not meet the requirements discharge can be refused. Related Articles

Contact us Today for More Information About Bankruptcy Counselling and Alternatives

If you’re struggling to pay your debts and need more information about bankruptcy counselling or bankruptcy alternatives, contact us today. One of our credit counsellors will answer your questions and provide you with guidance and information so that you can make an informed decision.

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