Question: I have been advised that one of my creditors is objecting to my discharge, i had made a consumer proposal of $500 a month for 5 years which they did not accept … Should I get a lawyer, I am not getting too many answers from my trustees, any assistance would be appreciated. I was last bankrupt in 1999.
Answer: As a second time bankrupt, you are required to attend a discharge hearing to obtain your discharge. If you are not satisfied with the assistance your trustee is giving you then yes, you could hire a lawyer to represent you at your discharge hearing. However, in most cases the easiest course of action is to request a meeting with your trustee prior to your discharge hearing so that you fully understand what will happen at the hearing, so that you can prepare for it.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011