Pros & Cons of Consumer Proposal

Pros and cons of consumer proposal

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Advantages and Disadvantages

Evaluating the pros and cons of a consumer proposal. As you can see with our list, the pros outweigh the cons. Many times, a consumer proposal can be the right answer to helping you dealing with your debt and rebuilding your financial future and getting on with your family life.


  • Reduces the amount of debt you have to pay back to your creditors.
  • You have 60 months (5 years) to pay back with installment payments.
  • Your payments will stay the same over the course of 60 months. If you happen to earn more money over this time period, it will not affect your payments. This is not the case with a Bankruptcy.
  • Your credit rating is not impacted as much as with a bankruptcy. With bankruptcy, this will be on your credit history for 6/7 years after completion, while a consumer proposal will be 3 years after completion.
  • Necessitates that all unsecured creditors stop any wage garnishment
  • If your consumer proposal is accepted by the financial majority, you will also get to keep your assets, provided that you fully complete your proposal with no missed payments.
  • Collection Calls will stop.
  • Interest stops accumulating


  • If you miss 3 months payments without filing an amendment to your consumer proposal, it will be annulled,
  • Regardless, your credit score will be affected with a consumer proposal.
  • Does not cover secured debt credit/creditors

If you are experiencing problems repaying your debt, contact us today for a free initial consultation. Find out what the options are for you, and take that needed next step to getting back on track.

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I was a little nervous going into my consumer proposal with David Sklar & Associates as I had a horrible experience attempting to file with a different group.Following the first correspondence, I immediately felt much more relaxed and confident in my decision.Beatriz was incredible! I feel so lucky to have had her working with me.She was friendly and kind, professional, patient, considerate, and caring. I felt no judgment in anyway. Honestly, speaking with her regarding my debt felt like I was speaking with a family member – just very easy to discuss how I ended up in my financial situation and being met with understanding, no judgment.Mark was also very kind and made sure that I understood what was discussed and was open to going over it again if needed prior to signing.David Sklar & Associates is the team you want handling and assisting you with your debt. I have only positive things to say about them and will 100% recommend them to anyone if the situation ever arises.
Helped me with filing for bankruptcy and getting a fresh start and made the whole process seamless and easy.
Sameer Kamal
I would like to say "Thank you very much" for David Sklar team that handled my case smoothly and without any issues! I am glad that I ve got consultation by Jerry Janiec. He explained me all process in details and told me right away what options I do have to resolve financial difficulties. I ve proceed with consumer Proposal option and entire process was very smooth. Jerry took care of my case and gave me personal recommendations for future! Thank you very much Jerry and Hernee for your help and really take care of your clients!
Alexander Arepyev
Very knowledgeable, helpful and fast service
Anthony Mcfeat
I am so delighted to have found this company. They are the best. Everyone in the office is very nice never to busy to assist you. Thank you David Sklar and Shirley and associates for being you. 😊🌺😊
Trina was amazing and quick. No judgement was made and they all made me feel I made the right decision. Would highly recommend them
Crystal Minaker
Trina was very easy to work with. Any questions I had were answered promptly. What seemed like a complicated process was explained in a clear manner that wasn't at all intimidating. It made for a more comfortable experience during a turbulent time.
Eldon Aubie
Jackie is very professional...I would recommend David Sklar to anybody especially knowing how understanding they are.
Kimberley Lyder-Niles
I had Shirley and Kim take care of my finances. From the very first moment I spoke with Shirley I could sense how caring, professional and patient she was. She was also very understanding with my lack of financial knowledge and never made me feel dumb as some other companies have.Her and Kim were always very quick to respond to emails, always available if I called and answered my abundance of questions in such detail that I now believe I have a thorough understanding of how finances work. I am hopeful about my fresh financial start and very grateful I had the privilege of meeting and working with these two beautiful women.I also spoke briefly with Richard over zoom and he to was extremely friendly, patient and made sure I was well taken care of.I could not recommend David Sklar and Associates more. Thank you again.
Shayleen Muzi
Good professional team! Jennifer is the best, helped me through everything and answered all my questions. Made the process easy! Would recommend Jennifer and the team at David Skylar.
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