Wage Garnishment

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Wage Garnishment

Learn how Wage Garnishment works.

What is a Wage Garnishment?

In a nutshell, a Wage Garnishment is a court judgment that orders a portion of your wages to be diverted to settle a debt.

Wage garnishment occurs when a court orders your employer to withhold a portion of your wages and send it directly to the person you owe money to, until your debt is resolved.

Wage Garnishment

How long does the wage garnishment last?

The wage garnishment will remain in place until the debt is paid or otherwise resolved.

Is a court order required?

Generally, wage garnishment usually occurs when a creditor sues you for nonpayment of a debt and wins the judgment. However, in some instances, a creditor can force garnishment without a court order, such as if you owe child support or have delinquent taxes or a student loan debt.

When is a court order required to garnish wages?

A court order is required to garnish wages when the debtor has defaulted on a loan, stopped paying credit card bills or has run up huge medical bills.

Wage Garnishment Law

There is a area of law called “Wage Garnishment law”...

What is a Wage Garnishment law?

Wage Garnishment Law is anything that has to do with Wage Garnishments, specifically with the rights of Wage Garnishment borrowers.

Wage Garnishment FAQ

Can my wages be garnished?

Yes. Your wages can be garnished if you owe child support, student loans or back taxes, or if a court judgment has been entered against you.

Does a wage garnishment affect credit score?

A garnishment judgment will stay on your credit reports for up to seven years, affecting your credit score.

How does bankruptcy affect my wage garnishment?

You can potentially stop most garnishments by filing for bankruptcy.

Can I be fired if my wages are garnished?

No. In principle, your employer cannot fire you or retaliate against you because your wages have been garnished to pay a debt. However, in general, if you have more than one wage garnishment, the protection is less.

Wage Garnishments for Federal Student Loans

No lawsuit or court order is required for this type of garnishment; if you're in default, your wages can be garnished.

Wage Garnishment Lawyers

Today, the key to dealing with Wage Garnishments is to take the time to learn all about the system, the players, the types of Wage Garnishments and their differences, and the options available. Or if you don't have the time, desire or ability to do all that, you can hire a Wage Garnishment lawyer who is on your side.

What is a Wage Garnishment lawyer?

A Wage Garnishment attorney expert will can help you to review your Wage Garnishments, explore payment options and develop a customized plan to help you pay your bills.

Why you need a Wage Garnishment lawyer to fight for you?

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