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Debt relief solutions – North Bay

Our supportive and caring staff can provide you with a phone or video conferencing consultation, to help you find debt relief. All documents and counselling sessions can be completed digitally, eliminating the need to miss time at work or meet in person. Our goal is to give you the information you need to make the right decision, you’ve got nothing to lose but the debt!

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David Sklar, CPA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, President

There are many reasons people find themselves in financial difficulties. I’m sure you have tried your best to make your payments to your creditors, but perhaps it has just caught up with you. It can be a very stressful and overwhelming time. Maybe you’re at the stage where creditors are calling and harassing you; maybe you’re transferring money from creditor to creditor to cover the minimum payments; or maybe you’re anticipating that you will not be able to pay your creditors very shortly. Whatever stage you are at, let me assure you, we can help. 

Start with a free consultation where we will provide you with a confidential assessment of your finances. We will help you find the best solution for your specific financial needs and take the time to explain every step of the process, ensuring you will feel confident about your decision. We are not here to judge you we are here to help you rebuild your finances and start living the life you deserve.

How Can a Licensed Insolvency Trustee Help You?

licensed insolvency trustee, formerly known as a bankruptcy trustee, is a professional that helps individuals and corporations dealing with insolvency (the inability to repay debts). A trustee can do everything from providing practical financial advice and budgeting tips to guiding individuals through the steps of filing for a consumer proposal or a bankruptcy.

Amanda Frappier
01:18 19 Nov 21
I’m very happy with the services I received for Jackie Stanley who helped me get my finances in order. It was a quick and easy process & all of my questions were answered.
Alex Taylor
22:03 17 Nov 21
I have had the privilege of being supported by Jackie at David Sklar Associate. She was very helpful, very professional and very friendly. She gave me the help I need. Thank you Jackie for your help.
Giani Kokolakis
18:45 25 Oct 21
I filed a proposal with another group, which came in as a referral from one of my brokers. My experience went from ok to bad to worse, due to lack of communication and education on the process I was to embark on. I worked with Cori Naron in the past, and I came to her now for help on literally doing the work that the other group should have done. Cori stepped in, educated me, advised on rights, responsibilities, how the process works and what potential outcomes may happen. I do not have enough words of recognition and gratitude for what she did - she alleviated stress, anxiety, dead-end thoughts and she made me live again. Congrats to DSklar for hiring her and retaining such talent.
Wajay Awan
07:29 12 Oct 21
Very professional service. Before contacting David Sklar & Associates i contacted bunch of other firms they seemed fishy. After I spoke with Jason Sklar at Hamilton Office I discovered professionalism with hope. I was explained every step of my situation with solution professionally. Thank you David Sklar & Associates.
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How a Consumer Proposal Can Help - North Bay

Consumer Proposal is a legally binding agreement offered by the federal government that significantly reduces the amount of debt you owe to your creditors. A consumer proposal is a popular alternative to bankruptcy as it consolidates and reduces the total amount of debt you owe, stops accumulating interest charges, stops wage garnishment, stops legal action, provides relief from collection calls and allows you to keep your assets. 

At David Sklar & Associates we will help you every step of the way through the proposal process to present the best offer possible to your creditors. After your proposal is accepted by your creditors you will be asked to make monthly payments for up to 5 years, that are based on your income, expenses, assets and what you can afford to pay. The proposal is a fair solution for everyone involved. Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee first to understand all of your options.

Personal Bankruptcy – North Bay

We understand that most of the people we help never imagined they would find themselves in such a difficult financial crisis. Most of the people we work with tend to be hard-working, honest people who, often for reasons beyond their control, are simply not able to pay back their debts.

Before we recommend personal bankruptcy, we work closely with you to see if any other debt repayment options can be used as an alternative, like a Consumer Proposal. Only when we are satisfied that personal bankruptcy is in your best interest, do we recommend this process. Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee first to understand all of your options.

Debt Consolidation – North Bay

We’ve all seen the ads claiming how a debt consolidation loans can get you out of financial trouble and reduce your monthly payments. Yet, you should know there can be significant risks with this approach.

If you have missed even one payment or received a collection call, it may be too late to qualify for a bank loan. To get a debt consolidation loan from a bank, you will need a spotless credit history, steady income, equity in your home or a co-signer.

If you use the equity in your home and are unable to make the payments, you could lose your home. Frequently, people who take out debt consolidation loans don’t know about the hidden high interest fees and find themselves in even more debt than before.

Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee first to understand all of your options.

Credit Card Debt – North Bay

Many people in Ontario have way too much credit card debt and find it difficult to manage even minimum payments. We can help you consolidate all your credit card debt, eliminate interest charges and reduce the total by up to 80%. 

It’s not a loan, it’s a government-approved settlement plan that gives you a maximum of 5 years to complete your payments to creditors.

Income Tax Debt - North Bay

Income Tax debt can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Our Licensed Insolvency Trustee’s can help people who are overwhelmed by their debt load and have fallen behind filing their Income Tax. We can help negotiate with Revenue Canada to accept a reduced amount on your outstanding taxes and put a stop to the interest charges and penalties.

During your free consultation we will discuss all your options and help you prepare the required documentation. This will include getting your Income Tax reporting up to date. We will then speak to CRA on your behalf and request a reduction to your unpaid taxes.

The results of filing vary from situation to situation, but our experience has been that Revenue Canada is reasonable in its handling of people looking to resolve their debts and not avoid financial responsibilities.

Student Loan Debt - North Bay

Managing your Student loan debt is important. If you decide to declare bankruptcy seven/or more years after you have ceased to be a student (part/full), your student loans will be eligible for discharge.

Speak to our Licensed insolvency Trustee to review your current financial situation they will provide you will all the options available to help get you out of debt.

Our Clients Say It Best

We take pride in what we do and hearing how we’ve made a positive change in our customer’s lives is the greatest reward we can receive.

We are here for you when you’re ready to Live Your Best Life Debt Free!