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Can a wage garnishment be stopped without filing bankruptcy?

Can a wage garnishment be stopped without filing bankruptcy?

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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Voluntarily by the judgment creditor, sure.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 4/29/2013

Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
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No, you cannot force the judgment creditor from garnishing your wages unless you file for bankruptcy relief, or you pay the debt off in full.

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 4/25/2013

Answer By A. J. Mitchell
Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell, LLC
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Yes if you reach a negotiated agreement with the creditor and pay off the debt.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/24/2013

Answer By Dorothy G Bunce
A Fresh Start
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Certainly, if you reach an agreement with the creditor to pay the debt outside of wage garnishment, or if your wages are exempt from garnishment, or if the court that granted the wage garnishment orders a stop to the garnishment.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 4/24/2013

Answer By Leeann Thornill
Wasson & Thornhill
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Not that I know of, unless you can work out an agreement with the creditor's attorney.

Answer Applies to: Kentucky
Replied: 4/24/2013

Answer By Mengjun Qiu
The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu
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It'd be extremely hard. You'd have to file an appeal or somehow vacate the judgment. Then you'll have to have some kind of defense, for example, if you can prove that you weren't the person who owned the debt, or that the transaction was fraudulent. Bottom line, Without a legitimate defense, no, your garnishment cannot be stopped without filing for bankruptcy.

Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/24/2013

Answer By Phil Boardman
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law
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Usually not.

Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 4/24/2013


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You can stop a wage garnishment without filing bankruptcy by setting aside the judgment or by negotiating a deal with the judgment creditor.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 4/24/2013

Answer By Rustin Polk
214bankruptcy.com
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There might be different ways to get it stopped depending on which different type of garnishment it is. One way of getting it stopped, just as an example, would be to pay off the underlying debt. If you no longer owe them any money, they have no reason to continue to garnish anything. However, bankruptcy is probably easier.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 4/24/2013

Stittleburg Law Office
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The only way to stop a wage garnishment outside of bankruptcy is to pay the debt in full.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/24/2013

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