Wage assignments and garnishments are stopped once bankruptcy in Toronto is declared. The Trustee reviews the amount of your wages and your living expenses through monthly budgets for the nine months period of your bankruptcy. Your income is then compared to guidelines set by the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. A copy of the guidelines is available from the Trustee. If you have surplus household income, after taking into account income and dependants, a portion may have to be paid to the Trustee, who distributes it to your creditors.