(855) 352 - FREE (3733) info@debtfreenorth.com
Serving Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Offices in Brandon, Winnipeg and Yellowknife.

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What is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)?

LOOKING FOR DEBT HELP? WONDERING IF YOU NEED TO FILE BANKRUPTCY?

Looking for debt help? An LIT is a qualified, experienced and federally regulated professional licensed to educate and guide you when you are looking for debt help. They can provide information on bankruptcy, proposals to creditors, or even if you just need some financial counselling. Many LIT’s are also members of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP). CIRPs are recognizable in the industry for their integrity, expertise and professionalism.

Concerned about what happens when you file for bankruptcy, or just have bankruptcy questions? Want to know what other options exist to consolidate your debt, or stop garnishments and annoying creditor phone calls?

Contact us today!

Do You Need Help From a Trustee (LIT)?

LIT Debt Consultant
Free Initial Consult
Can file a consumer proposal
Can file a bankruptcy
Federally licensed
Regulated fees

See a more complete list on the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada website

What I Can Help You With

Advising

 

Budgeting

 

Credit Counselling

 

Debt Relief

 

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Bankruptcy

 

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Finanical Options

 

Consumer Proposals

 

Business Proposals

 

My Approach to Debt Freedom

Crystal D. Buhler, CPA, CGA, CIRP, LIT

Everyone needs a little guidance at some point. 

As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) and a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), I ensure that you understand all available options so you can make an educated decision about your financial future. I appreciate the uniqueness and authenticity of those I help and look forward to finding the right option for you.

Understand the Options, Make a Decision, and Reach Your Goals

Choosing to work with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee means committing to a fresh financial start.  We are here to explain your options and support you in your decision, and provide you with the tools for your success.

Learn Healthy Budgeting Skills & Improve Money Management

You will have the opportunity to discuss budgeting techniques, and the difference between ‘good’ credit and ‘bad’ credit. Financial counselling sessions are structured to allow you to learn how to manage money in a responsible and effective manner, and recognize some of the ‘pit-falls’ which lead to financial trouble.

I also deliver

Financial Literacy Education Seminars

Working as a volunteer for CPA Canada, I can deliver sessions geared to strengthen financial literacy in Canada. With sessions designed for Adults, New Canadians, Entrepreneurs, and even School-Age Children, CPA Canada's comprehensive program provides objective, reliable information, in an easy-to-follow format.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why choose a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)?
Formerly called a “Trustee in Bankruptcy”, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) can help individuals in financial crisis. Government Licensed, extensively trained, and highly experienced, LIT’s are the go-to professional for those who need to understand their options, and deal with their debt.
I don’t want to file bankruptcy, why should I talk to you?
A better question might be why shouldn’t you? Discussing your situation with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) does not damage your credit, or reflect negatively on you. It shows you are trying to make an informed decision. We will never try to ‘sell’ you a bankruptcy. It is our goal to explain to you ALL of your options – where else can you get a free consultation and speak to a professional who understands exactly what you are going through? Call, email or message us today!
I DON’T want to lose my home, but I have too much debt. Are there other options?
That's why we're here – to discuss options. Federal, Provincial and Territorial law determines what a person can ‘keep’, and what must be included in a bankruptcy, and a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) can tell you how it applies to your unique situation. You may find that after discussing your concerns with us, you are surprised at what is, or is not, affected. Rather than guessing, call us to discuss your personal situation. Never assume that what happened to your friend or neighbour is what would happen to you – go straight to the source, and get advice from a professional!
How can an LIT help me?
LITs understand debt, and that even just talking about financial struggles can be intimidating. We cut through the worry, shame, and anger you feel about your situation. We'll outline your options, and the potential impact of the choices you make. You can trust that we will be a listening ear and guide, as you seek to navigate your financial situation.
Do you offer financial counselling?
Of course! Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LITs) are trained to offer financial counselling as part of their extensive education program. Those who choose a bankruptcy or a proposal are required to complete two counselling sessions, however, we can provide financial counselling sessions, or financial literacy seminars for those who have not filed. Call, email or message us today to discuss booking a session!

Contact

Phone

(855) 352-FREE

Email

info@debtfreenorth.com

Address

Resident Office:

Unit 4, Office 2 – 940 Princess Avenue
Brandon, MB  R7A 0P6

By Appointment:

5016-47th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1M1

or

1460 Chevrier, Suite 200

Winnipeg, MB R3T 1Y6

Have an Urgent question? Text us at (204) 809-8946