Moving to the US

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olivia

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Moving to the US
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:47:32 PM »
I was hoping I could have some of you reply to my story.  I am frantic and would like to have some opinions and advice.  My husband is going to be cliaming bankruptcy in Canada, British Columbia.  He is facing a lawsuit of over 1 million dollars and several hundreds of thousands in debt besides the lawsuit.  He has an opportunity to start a business in the US. He believes there shouldnt be a problem moving to the US from Canada in our situation.  My questions are:

1.  Can we move to US from Canada when facing a lawsuit
2. Can we move from Canada to US while in bankruptcy
3. Can we pay for our on going bills in Canada from salary in US?
4.  What are the diffuculites on moving back to Canada post bankruptcy?

These are some heavy questions...if anyone can help me out it would be much much appreciated.

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Average Joe Credit Repair

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Re: Moving to the US
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 04:38:29 PM »
i think you need to talk to an immigration spet in the U.S for answers 1 to 3.

4) There won't be any problems moving back however as soon as you are discharged from your bankruptcy you need to start to rebuild your credit right away. Start with Secured credit (limit is not important at first) and use it every couple of months. Make at least the minimum payments and keep the balance less then 50%. Then if you come back to Canada you don't have a late start to getting your life back.

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Re: Moving to the US
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 09:42:03 PM »
As a bankrupt individual, your husband has a number of duties under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. If he fails to complete his duties in Canada, he may not be discharged from his debts.

In Canada, there are certain restrictions on things that you can do as a bankrupt. For example, you cannot be a director of a company while bankrupt. I don't know if this applies to foreign countries, and I don't know what the restrictions are in the US. Chapter 15 of the American Bankruptcy Code covers proceedings in foreign countries.

So, you can move, but your husband has to complete certain duties in Canada. I would also make sure that he isn't breaking any American rules either.

I was hoping I could have some of you reply to my story.  I am frantic and would like to have some opinions and advice.  My husband is going to be cliaming bankruptcy in Canada, British Columbia.  He is facing a lawsuit of over 1 million dollars and several hundreds of thousands in debt besides the lawsuit.  He has an opportunity to start a business in the US. He believes there shouldnt be a problem moving to the US from Canada in our situation.  My questions are:

1.  Can we move to US from Canada when facing a lawsuit
2. Can we move from Canada to US while in bankruptcy
3. Can we pay for our on going bills in Canada from salary in US?
4.  What are the diffuculites on moving back to Canada post bankruptcy?

These are some heavy questions...if anyone can help me out it would be much much appreciated.


 

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