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Do you need advice on how to deal with your debts? Have you found yourself facing a major financial crisis? Tired of making minimum payments that never seem to get you ahead?

The best place to get debt advice is from a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Why? In Canada there is only one type of professional that is officially recognized and endorsed by the government to help people with debt – a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (formerly known as a Bankruptcy Trustee).

How do I Get Debt Advice from a Licensed Insolvency Trustee?

The easiest way to get debt advice from a Licensed Insolvency Trustee is to simply set up a consultation in a local office near you. There is no need to get a referral to meet, and your consultation is absolutely free – all you need to do is call, or book online!

Learn more about what to expect from a debt consultation with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee:

What Happens During a Consultation with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee?

Generally speaking, the goal of an initial consultation with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee is to learn about the legal debt options that are available, assess which might be the best fit for your situation, and to build a plan to get yourself out of debt.

Normally the following will be discussed as part of your consultation:

Why You’re Here

  • Do you have a specific issue we can help you with?
  • Are there any particular financial goals you want to meet?

We’re here to help you with your debt in whatever way we can.

Assessing Your Situation

  • Who do you owe money to, and around how much?
  • Do you have income, if so, approximately how much?
  • What are some of your regular household expenses?
  • Do you own any assets, if so, what are they?

Could Your Debt Solution Be…

Depending on your situation, you could have multiple options to get out of debt – we’ll review several with you including:

At the end of your consultation you’ll walk away with specific knowledge about the solution you choose, and a clear outline of your next steps.

3 Tips for Debt Consultations:

  1. Don’t Procrastinate
  • It can be difficult for people to admit that they need help, so if you’ve overcome the hurdle of asking for help don’t delay in following through with your meeting.
  • There’s no need to be embarrassed about asking for help. Believe us, we’ve heard it all – we’re here to help you, not to judge the circumstances that brought you to us.
  1. Meet in Person
  • There’s so much important information to cover, you’ll want to ensure you’re setting aside enough time to go over everything – and avoid distractions while doing so.
    • If you live somewhere remote, sometimes this will mean a consultation over the phone – but where possible, it’s always preferable to meet face-to-face.
  • Getting professional debt help can feel uncomfortable for a lot of people; meeting in person helps you to feel confident and connect with your debt advisor.
  • Ask all your questions!
    • There’s no such thing as a silly question. Most people have little to no experience with the legalities of debt solutions. We’ll cover a lot of concepts during a debt consultation but if there’s something we didn’t touch on, don’t hesitate to ask.

Remember: You don’t need a referral to meet with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and it’s always free to do so!

  1. Congratulate Yourself for Taking a Big Step Forward
  • The first step is almost always the hardest, so give yourself a pat on the back for making it happen!

Ready to get started? Meet with a qualified debt professional from Sands & Associates – book your free debt consultation now!