Question: If I declare personal bankruptcy in Ontario, will the trustee notify my employer and or garnishee my wages ?
Answer: In most cases there is no requirement for your bankruptcy trustee to notify your employer. The normal exceptions would be that your trustee would contact your employer if:
- you did not provide your trustee with proof of your monthly income, to allow them to calculate your surplus income payments in a bankruptcy, or
- you did not provide your tax information to allow your trustee to file your income taxes, or
- you did not provide your trustee with your current phone number, address or e-mail address, and they need to contact you, so they contact you through your employer, or
- your wages were being garnisheed; your trustee obviously must contact your employer to stop the wage garnishment.