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Judgment Day Under Reform

Behold, judgment day is upon us, or more accurately, money judgment day. When I first looked at the new law being proposed in BC about money judgments I almost cried. It’s terrifying to see how many bad things can happen…

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Debtor’s Prison and Debtor Hell

By Margaret H. Johnson

You’ve heard about debtors’ prisons, right? They were made somewhat famous by Charles Dickens in the 1800s through fictional characters and events. His father had been imprisoned for debt. His family suffered great shame and austerity. …

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Canadians at Risk

Many Canadians are trapped in the never ending cycle of paying off, and then racking up mountains of debt. Credit card interest rates, often looming around 28% or higher, do not help or motivate consumers who are trapped in the …

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Enforcement of a Judgment

No, you cannot go to jail for not paying your debts

Paying the piper

If the debtor either cannot or will not pay the debt, the creditor has several possible courses of action to attempt to enforce their judgment. The …

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Debtors Beware

Consolidation loans no quick and easy answer

“I never thought in a million years I would ever be here” and “I can’t believe this is happening to me” are the anguished cries that I have heard countless times from clients …

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