Paying your bills can be a struggle, especially when you have high monthly payments to your creditors. F. J. Zielski & Associates Inc. offers credit counselling in Kingston, Belleville and Trenton to help you get your finances in order. When you come to us for credit counselling, we’ll give you the tools you need to pay off your debt. We can also discuss long-term plans to keep you out of debt permanently.
Our credit counselling comes to you from licensed insolvency trustees who will take an in-depth look at your finances. Once your income and expenses have been evaluated, we’ll devise a plan to get you out of debt, which may include negotiating with your creditors to form a Debt Management Plan that will lower your monthly payments.
Benefits of Credit Counselling
Working with a licensed insolvency trustee to manage your debt is always a good idea. Credit counselling in Kingston, Belleville and Trenton is especially beneficial because it provides you with the tools to bring your debt under control. When you talk to our team, you’ll get a clear and unbiased view of your financial situation. This can provide a new perspective on your situation, giving you the tenacity to take action to reach your goals.
No matter how dire your situation is, we’ll be able to formulate a plan to get you out of debt, whether that means a Debt Management Plan, a consumer proposal or debt consolidation. Executing the plan we choose is up to you, which means you have to apply yourself and follow through.
Debt Management Plans
If you feel you have the ability to pay your creditors in full, if only you could reduce your payment, then you may wish to speak to our licensed insolvency trustees about devising a Debt Management Plan. We are a not-for-profit agency that can help you create a Debt Management Plan that will extend the payment period under which you will pay your creditors. It is a voluntary plan, which means your creditors have the choice whether or not to accept it.
This contrasts with a consumer proposal, which is legally binding on all creditors once the required majority accepts the proposal. The benefit of filing a consumer proposal is all creditors will take part, not only those who accept the debt management plan. In these situations, a consumer proposal is the superior choice.
Usually, your creditors will waive the continuation of interest under a Debt Management Plan; however, if a garnishment has begun or any other legal action has commenced, it is unlikely that the creditors will accept the plan to extend your payments.
Contact Us for Credit Counselling in Kingston & Area
Download the following forms to provide information to your F. J. Zielski & Associates advisor. The information collected will help your advisor assess your situation and steer you towards an optimal solution. Please complete the form as best you can and bring it to your free consultation. Schedule an appointment with one of our three offices in Belleville, Kingston, or Trenton. We also have a local number in Cobourg for you to call to set up an appointment.