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Debt free solutions – Pickering

Our supportive and caring Licensed Insolvency Trustees in Pickering can help you regain control of your finances by providing solutions to significantly reduce your debt, giving you the tools to rebuild a better, more financially secure life.

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Trina Powell, Certified Insolvency Counsellor – Pickering

As a proven and successful Estate Administrator, Trina is able to combine her love of the law and her deep concern for the well-being of others. Recognizing the power of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to help people who are in financial crisis regain control of their lives, Ashley is pleased to be a part of the process that gives others a ‘fresh start’. The relief that she sees in her clients, is one of her greatest rewards.

Start with a free consultation where Trina will provide you with a confidential assessment of your finances. Trina will help you find the best solution for your specific financial needs and take the time to explain every step of the process, ensuring you will feel confident about your decision. We are not here to judge you we are here to help you rebuild your finances and start living the life you deserve.

Based on 69 reviews
Chris Thompson
17:11 07 Feb 21
On February 2 l made the somber driveTo David Sklar and associates.I had known this location from having drovePast it many times over the years.I made a appointment using the phone numberOn their door in Pickering, OntLater that day l had a consultation withTrina Powell.Immediately upon meeting with her l wasBecomming more relaxed with the proceedings.Trina, was very down to earth, and very professional.We all have our calling, l can only gather sheHas found hers, and she is very good at herJob, and career.I met with her again two days later but on thisVisit l felt more relaxed, and self assured of myDecisions, having already met with Trina.Thank you! Hat's off to you.I also had a phone zoom call with MarkTo whom as well was very easy, and comfortableTo talk to,Thank you, Mark.The team at David Sklar and associatesShould take great pride, and comfort when theyHelp people, like me and probably so many others.Thank you.
Bongo Kidd1
13:36 12 Sep 20
I was looking for notary service ,this isn't what they do, but to how polite the secretary was when she answered the phone. I of to give them a 5*
Brook Hutchinson
12:19 07 Jun 20
Trina was very helpful in resolving all my debt problems
Brittany Rebecca
21:04 06 Jun 20
I cannot express my gratitude to Trina, she helped me in my biggest time of need, I was stressed and overwhelmed and she was kind and compassionate to my situation. She continues to reach out to ensure that I am doing well, and is always prompt to answer any questions I may have, and help me whenever I need. I am truly grateful to her, my financial situation has improved significantly and I have her to thank.
Bilal Khan
17:12 30 May 20
Trina and team are tru professionals. Trina always goes above and beyond to provide legendary service to her clients. She and her staff understand the need of clients very well and does go to any extent to provide that financial freedom with their programs. I highly Recommend Trina and her team at David Sklar.
Debra Grant
14:53 02 Apr 20
Hi ... I met with Trina at the Pickering Office of David Sklar, abouttwo month's ago. I was very worried about my financial situation,since I was unable to keep up with my bills. Trina was incrediblyhelpful, and assured me that everything will be fine. She offereddifferent options that were available to me, and did this in a verysoft, compassionate way. I never felt pressured, or rushed duringthis consultation. After discussing my concerns, and having Trinaanswer many questions that I had, I chose the best option that Ifelt was best for me. Now, two month's later, Trina is there for meany time I have a question to be answered. Everything is goingexactly as I had hoped. I would highly recommend Trina to anyperson going through financial difficulties, since her experiencewill definitely help you resolve your situation. She is there for youevery step of the way .
Donna Giorgi
19:13 20 Mar 20
I was taken care of in such an awsome way that it is really hard to but in words,Trina is very passionate about her work ethics, and really understand what you are going through. I am so grateful for Trina and her co worker's they are a great team.
19:40 12 Mar 20
Trina is the lady that’s assisting me with my fresh start, and she’s awesome! Very understanding and professional. Every concern was answered with no surprises. As this isn’t an easy decision for anyone, it was as pain free as it could be! Thanks 🙂
John Weiler
20:17 04 Mar 20
Trina is great, very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with my endless questions.
Robert Hoffman
22:29 28 Jan 20
It was a hard pill too swallow that i needed help. Once I got there Trina made me feel better about what i needed to do . I would like to thank Trina Powell for all the help.
Colleen S
22:51 22 Jan 20
I had the pleasure of working with Trina throughout my Proposal. She was extremely kind and empathetic towards my situation. If I had any questions or concerns, she was just 1 phone call away. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!
Andrew Moore
23:14 16 Jan 20
I highly recommend Trina powell, she is highly experienced at what she does. If you are looking for a fresh Financial start please get in touch with Trina Powell. Thank you once again Trina.
Saige Cooper
22:25 15 Jan 20
Trina has made me feel so comfortable during this process and has given me some great advice! I now feel very confident in my financial future and I highly recommend David Sklar & Associates - Trina in particular, thank you so much for your help!!
Alicia Cox
16:20 11 Jan 20
Trina you are awesome, you have made this experience so easy and you have helped me so much I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help you are an amazing person thank you
People Motherland
09:55 11 Jan 20
When I was booked for an appointment with Trina, I was over stressed and very ill. She quickly put me at ease with her calm and positive personality. Trina was outstanding, very patient, and extremely knowledgeable. She handled my issue with superior professionalism until full resolution.Trina is one of those rare individuals who 'blossoms' your life regardless of how bad things are, from the moment you first meet her. Trina, you are truly a wonderful, courteous and awesome person.  Thank you for caring,  for helping me to get my life back and to now concentrate on my health. You have given me the best gift to start the New Year. Thanks a Million! You deserve even more ★★I definitely recommend Trina at David Sklar Pickering office to anyone in need of financial assistance. With great appreciation, Olga S.L.
15:28 20 Dec 19
Trina has been amazing through this stressful time helping me get set up to relieve my debt and give me great financial advice. I was so stressed and depressed before going to see Trina and she answered all my questions and concerns and I didn't have to deal with the creditors at all, she took care of everything and gave me happiness back around the holidays so I could enjoy it with my son.Thank you so much Trina for everything. It's always great when I get to see you instead of nervousness and stress that I had before.
Danial Deachman
22:14 17 Dec 19
Trina is a wonderful person and is awesome at what she dose one of the nicest people I ever met she helped me threw a tough situation her team is amazing I highly recommend her
shao lee
18:47 30 Oct 19
Trina was really helpful, result forced and professional. I had great experience with her for my financial issues. thank you so much, Trina. I can start my new life.
Vern Cenac
17:22 18 Sep 19
Very professional and courteous.. Delivered as promised.
scott wallace
02:59 11 Sep 19
Trina Trina Trina what can i say ? went into the office worried and stressed out , and 10 minutes into the meeting ,i had a big smile on my face ,stress free, and very calm , thank you so much for this, IM A FREE MAN !!!
maria calamanan
00:47 10 Jul 19
Love Trina. Professional and Human.
Matthew Taylor
18:49 09 May 19
Excellent service. Trina has gone above and beyond to help me sort out my finances.
Justinjay Matsugu
20:56 22 Mar 19
Trina Powell has helped us so well, very professional, calm and informative. Highly recommended!Thank you so much for your help in this stressful moments.
Nana Praime
22:39 07 Feb 19
Very professional took the time to explain all the details to me very helpful thank you
Jodi J
16:53 04 Feb 19
Trina and her team were amazing very helpful. Thank you for all your help
Sherifa Kuteyi
00:28 01 Feb 19
Trina is extremely professional and you can tell she really cares about me as a client. This is not just a job for her, she truly has a passion for helping people. The administrative assistant is also quite pleasant. The Pickering team is one of a kind.
Ivory Salon & Spa
20:12 24 Jan 19
I just love Trina she really helped me
patrick durham
17:06 15 Dec 18
I was referred to David Sklar &Associates and had the pleasure of being assisted by Trina who was very professional from the get go.it put my mind at ease from being stressed out. I would recommend her anytime she listens she gives good advice.To sum it up you’re in good hands with her. Keep up the good work
Shawna Thompson
20:02 09 Nov 18
Trina is incredible to work with. She's amazingly patient and compassionate.
Lori Morrison
15:42 27 Sep 18
Trina was a tremendous help to me and help relieve me of a lot of stress. Thankful for their tactfullness in handling my situation.
Melvin Hernandez
15:47 22 Sep 18
She did all the job...very nice and helpfull..
Kevin Brown
17:41 06 Sep 18
Trina at the Pickering location was outstanding and very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is in need of services.
Cassandra Bourne
23:06 28 Aug 18
Trina has been an incredible blessing to our family. The enormity of stress dissipated almost immediately upon meeting her. She was confident and trustworthy, clearly demonstrating that she had our very best interests at heart, and that she would take care of everything, allowing us to rest our burdens upon her experience and expertise.She took us through all of the processes clearly and comprehensively, informing us of the progress of everything, and anticipating our needs and the next steps that had to be taken.I would highly recommend her to anyone who seeks financial counselling!
Christina Brown
16:40 21 Aug 18
Get help you understand my credit and budgeting better. Thanks Trina you are great!
Cara Roworth
18:25 17 Aug 18
Trina is professional, kind helpful and compassionate. My experience was very positive beginning to end. My credit score is good now and am striving to get it to be great again. I received great advice from Trina.Thank you for all your help.Cara
Sean Jones
13:37 07 Aug 18
Very professional and very knowledgeable when it comes to finances. At David and Sklar they are genuinely looking to help you. Trina was very patient with me in addressing all of my concerns. There was no pressure to make any decisions and everything was laid out on the open no surprises. Great experience overall.
14:07 28 Jul 18
Trina made the process so easy. She is very friendly and helpful. It was more stressed deciding if I should go ahead to file a bankruptcy or not than going through the process with Trina. Highly recommend her service. I also met David during signing process. Super nice guy as well.
Cassandra Logan
18:52 12 Jul 18
Trina is absolutely amazing! She was understand, patient and always does what she can to help! I'd recommend her to anyone!
Danielle Holinaty
22:47 03 Jul 18
I was given Trina's number by a friend. When I started out I thought this was going to be a hard task and they wouldn't be able to help me with my debt as I had called other places before and they said that they couldn't help because my debt wasn't credit card debt. I have passed her number on to friend's. And all with one easy low monthly payment.
Felecia Benbow
01:18 20 Jun 18
very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I went in feeling defeated and came out feeing hopeful! I would recommend trina to anyone
Michael Scanlan
18:57 09 May 18
Trina was VERY helpful getting us through this - sometimes our heads were spinning but Trina was grounded and made it easier .
Shahjeb Selim
22:52 07 May 18
Trina has been helping me the last few years at the Pickering location. She’s very patient and thorough and truly puts care into the work she does.
anna kyriakis
17:26 19 Apr 18
Trina made it very seamless and easy to file and to continue my budgeting goals. Very personable and friendly. Will explain everything and in detail. Thank you!
Kathy Dwyer
17:28 17 Apr 18
You are very helpfulI would recommend you to anyone whom needs help.
Britt McClymont
23:27 16 Apr 18
Trina was wonderful with helping me with my financial circumstance and giving me advice, I would and have recommended her to others. Thanks again!
George Montgomery
21:20 16 Apr 18
Trina is fantastic. She not only helped me but a member of my family. I can never repay the freedom that Davis sklar has given to me and my family. Id refer anyone to them, fantastic services and they help you through everything. One satisfied customer here .
Andriana K
19:39 16 Apr 18
Trina at David Skylar really worked with me and helped me reduce my debt and even pay it off sooner. I would never have been able to keep my house without their help. Thank you.
A I.
20:12 12 Apr 18
Trina, Estate Administrator has been very warm, professional and knows the business. I would definitely recommend David Sklar & Associates Inc.
Edwin Buchanan
01:11 07 Feb 18
Trina along with other members of your staff has been very helpful in making me want to wake up in the mornings and even answer my phone again and I would not hesitate to recommend anyone with financial problems to see Trina at your company who I think is the best.Thanks David Sklar!
14:07 17 Oct 17
Trina! (Pickering)You are very helpful in making us understand everything. You took your time along with your patience to sit there and explained all the details to us. You are very experience at what you do and I would in a heartbeat recommend you.Thanks for taken your time in helping us, you are awesome!You are worth more then 5 stars, but unfortunately there are only 5 starts to rate you.Samantha
Shannon simpson
04:36 17 Oct 17
Trina not only helps you financially, but is also there for you emotionally. I've never dealt with anyone in the financial industry that is so thorough, and caring at that same time.Trina Powell is truly God sent!!!
Richard F
19:13 05 Dec 16
My wife and I like so many others, were experiencing financial challenges and found it increasingly difficult to balance payments to creditors and other basic needs for our family. We tried cutting back, spending more efficiently and eliminating things altogether, but nothing worked well enough...for long enough. Then a friend recommended David Sklar based on his recent experience there. We had always seen the commercials, but didn't think it was for us. Wrong! From the moment we walked in and Trina greeted us with the kind of unrehearsed warmth that you cannot be taught, I looked at my wife and we knew we had made the right decision. I don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to put on record the high level of professionalism, expertise and genuine care she exhibited. We felt she genuinely wanted to help us and wasn't simply doing her job. My wife and I walked in feeling dejected, hopeless and quite frankly, a little ashamed based on the unfamiliar situation we had found ourselves in. We walked out however, feeling like an immense weight had been lifted and we now had someone in our corner who was going to help us turn our situation around. Thanks Trina and thank you David Sklar.
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What is a Consumer Proposal – Pickering?

A Consumer Proposal is a legally binding agreement offered by the federal government that significantly reduces the amount of debt you owe to your creditors. A consumer proposal is a popular alternative to bankruptcy as it consolidates and reduces the total amount of debt you owe, stops accumulating interest charges, stops wage garnishment, stops legal action, provides relief from collection calls and allows you to keep your assets. 

At David Sklar & Associates we will help you every step of the way through the proposal process to present the best offer possible to your creditors. After your proposal is accepted by your creditors you will be asked to make monthly payments for up to 5 years, that are based on your income, expenses, assets and what you can afford to pay. The proposal is a fair solution for everyone involved. Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee in Pickering first to understand all of your options.

Personal Bankruptcy – Pickering

We understand that most of the people we help never imagined they would find themselves in such a difficult financial crisis. Most of the people we work with tend to be hard-working, honest people who, often for reasons beyond their control, are simply not able to pay back their debts.

Before we recommend personal bankruptcy, we work closely with you to see if any other debt repayment options can be used as an alternative, like a Consumer Proposal. Only when we are satisfied that personal bankruptcy is in your best interest, do we recommend this process. Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee in Pickering first to understand all of your options.

Debt Consolidation – Pickering

We’ve all seen the ads claiming how a debt consolidation loans can get you out of financial trouble and reduce your monthly payments. Yet, you should know there can be significant risks with this approach.

If you have missed even one payment or received a collection call, it may be too late to qualify for a bank loan. To get a debt consolidation loan from a bank, you will need a spotless credit history, steady income, equity in your home or a co-signer.

If you use the equity in your home and are unable to make the payments, you could lose your home. Frequently, people who take out debt consolidation loans don’t know about the hidden high interest fees and find themselves in even more debt than before.

Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee in Pickering first to understand all of your options.

Income Tax Debt

Income Tax debt can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Our Licensed Insolvency Trustee’s in Pickering help people who are overwhelmed by their debt load and have fallen behind filing their Income Tax. We can help negotiate with Revenue Canada to accept a reduced amount on your outstanding taxes and put a stop to the interest charges and penalties.

During your free consultation we will discuss all your options and help you prepare the required documentation. This will include getting your Income Tax reporting up to date. We will then speak to CRA on your behalf and request a reduction to your unpaid taxes.

The results of filing vary from situation to situation, but our experience has been that Revenue Canada is reasonable in its handling of people looking to resolve their debts and not avoid financial responsibilities.

Student Loan Debt

Managing your Student loan debt is important. If you decide to declare bankruptcy seven/or more years after you have ceased to be a student (part/full), your student loans will be eligible for discharge.

Speak to our Licensed Insolvency Trustee in Pickering to review your current financial situation they will provide you will all the options available to help get you out of debt.

Our commitment to you

At David Sklar & Associates, our team is here to help you every step of the way. We not only explain every option available to you, we also give you the tools to help rebuild your wealth. Speak to one of our licensed debt professionals today. Let us show you there is hope and a way to financial freedom! The calls will stop, the stress will disappear, and you can start focusing on your future!

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