Debt Settlement

In Edmonton & Northern Alberta

What Is Debt Settlement?

Debt Settlement may be used to describe one of several solutions designed to eliminate your unsecured debts through renegotiation or a legal process such as a consumer proposal or bankruptcy. There are a variety of informal settlement options including trying to negotiate directly with your creditors or having a debt counsellor propose a new repayment plan. As Licensed Insolvency Trustees we are the only professionals in Canada that are able to administer formal debt settlement solutions through the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Filing for bankruptcy and filing a consumer proposal are the two formal options that are regulated by the federal government. 

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Goth & Company Ltd. LIT
Based on 583 reviews
I got in touch with Goth and Company a few weeks ago and I am happy that I did. .They are very informative and awesome people to talk with ..Everything is explained very well and any questions that you asked are answered...I can honestly say they have helped me great with this process. .So I advise people that if you are having financial problems please give Goth and Company a call. You will not be disappointed.. Thank you for the help you have given me.
Linda D.
Omg! I’m finally feeling like I can relax. The last couple of months, have been extremely stressful and overwhelming. I left Real Estate in November .. but the CRA estimated my HST. And demanded I pay installments .. but wanted huge payments. That I couldn’t pay.So I decided to do a Consumer Proposal. Goth, explained everything to me & took care of everything and really took the stress out of my life.
Jackie W.
The last couple of years, I had been going through some personal difficulties that put me in a place where I had no room to breathe financially. I felt like I was running around in circles paying left and right and was still not catching up. Until one day I realized, I can’t make all these payments next month. When I saw that I was in real trouble, I contacted Zach from 4 Pillars and was referred to Goth & Company Ltd. An appointment was made and I met with, David Mazerolle. I was anxious, I would have to tell what had happened that got me to the point of not being able to pay. The trustee put me at ease explaining everything. He went through every single step and how everything works. Before signing, went through all the calculations and how much my monthly payment would be. Having said all of this, if you are struggling, please know that there is help. Knowing what I know now, I encourage anyone experiencing a similar financial distress to contact Goth & Company Ltd. There is no risk, you will not be judged.
Caro M
When dealing with a personal, and sensitive issue such as your finances, you seek a process that smooth and easy. You also seek people that are knowledgeable and kind towards you and your situation. These are all qualities that this company offers. Looking forward to continuing to build my relationship with this company, as I work towards financial freedom and success!
Jim and Bart of Goth and Company are the best! Professional, educated and compassionate in all their dealings. I have met them a number of times professionally and have the utmost respect for them and the work they do. I would never hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for help with their debts.
Gerri N.
As a fellow Trustee, I can attest that Goth and Company is widely viewed as a leading firm in the personal insolvency market. I have known Barton Goth for several years and have collaborated with him on numerous matters. Barton has personally worked with me in helping individuals to complete their debt restructuring proceedings and successfully achieve a fresh start.
Blair M.
From time to time our firm needs to refer individuals to a Trustee in Bankruptcy in the Edmonton area and Goth & Company has been an excellent choice. A friendly voice answering the phone, combined with knowledgeable staff making themselves available to answer questions and schedule appointments leads to a great experience. We have always found their technical knowledge to be excellent and the feedback received from previous referrals is always positive. Thanks for your help Goth & Company.
Scott M.
I have been dealing with Barton Goth for over some time now and know him and his staff to be professional and experienced with insolvency issues. Their personal approach and commitment to providing one on one service is a credit to the Trustee community. Be it either a consumer proposal or a personal bankruptcy, I have no hesitation in recommending Baron and his team.

Recent Posts About Debt Settlement

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Can I Negotiate With The CRA On My Own?

Can I Negotiate With The CRA On My Own?

Are There Ways To Negotiate With The Canada Revenue Agency About Paying Back The Taxes I Owe? You can try, and we wish you luck... ...but realistically it is very difficult or impossible to negotiate an INFORMAL payment plan with Canada Revenue Agency that would allow...

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The Things Debt Collectors Will Tell You…

The Things Debt Collectors Will Tell You…

A Collector For The Bank Told Me... they were going to sue me I would be responsible for court costs the sherriff would show up at my door and seize all my furniture my pension would be garnished the police would arrest me etc... What Should I Do ? Have you had anyone...

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Can A Collection Agency Seize My Furniture?

Can A Collection Agency Seize My Furniture?

A Collection Agent Has Been Calling Me Threatening To Seize My Furniture. Can They Do That?   There are two general types of seizures when a debt is not paid; 1. Secured Debt Seizures A seizure by a secured creditor on the asset the creditor holds for security...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are commonly asked questions about bankruptcy in Edmonton and in Alberta.

Who is Eligible to File for Bankruptcy in Edmonton/Alberta?

In Edmonton and Alberta, to be eligible to file for bankruptcy, you must:

  • Owe at least $1,000; and
  • Not be able to make your regular payments as they become due; or
  • Not be able to pay all of your debts if all your non-exempt property was sold.

How Much Does it Cost to File for Bankruptcy in Edmonton/Alberta?

There is a cost to file a bankruptcy that is regulated by the Federal Government. The cost is dependent on the following factors: Income, Family Size, and Assets you own.

For more information on the cost, you are best to contact Goth & Company Inc. directly and we can explain how the cost is determined in much greater detail.

Does the Filing of Bankruptcy Clear Me From All of My Debts?

While filing for bankruptcy will clear you from most of your debts, are a few exceptions. These exceptions include:

  • Secured creditors (eg. mortgage or car loan)
  • Court fines and penalties (including traffic violations)
  • Debts obtained by fraud or misrepresentation
  • Civil lawsuits involving intentional bodily harm, sexual assault or wrongful death
  • Student loans, if you have taken any classes in the 7 years prior to filing

Can My Creditors Continue to Harass me After I File for Bankruptcy?

No, upon the filing of a bankruptcy there is an automatic stay of proceedings. This is a legal procedure that revokes any of your unsecured creditors’ collection rights. If they call you, don’t panic. Just explain that a bankruptcy has been filed, and give them our name and phone number.