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How can I stop a garnishment on my wages?

How can I stop a garnishment on my wages? Can I use a bankruptcy?

Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
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Bankruptcy will stop the garnishment.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/19/2012

Answer By Asaph Abrams
Law Office of Asaph Abrams
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Within certain limitations, bankruptcy is designed to stay garnishments and ultimately discharge the underlying debts. This answer (as well as our Web site) doesn't address all facts & implications of the question; it's general info, not legal advice to be relied upon; it creates no attorney-client relationship; it may be pertinent to CA only; it's independent of other answers. Hire legal counsel before acting or refraining from bankruptcy/legal action.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/4/2012

Answer By Susan G. Taylor
Law Office of Susan G. Taylor
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A bankruptcy will very likely stop the garnishment, if the underlying debt is unsecured, nonpriority debt that is not a student loan.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/4/2011

Answer By Kevin Heupel
Heupel Law
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Bankruptcy will immediately stop a garnishment.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 12/3/2011

Answer By Katie M. Stone
The Law Offices of Katie M. Stone
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Yes, a bankruptcy will stop a wage garnishment. I would consult with an attorney before you file a bankruptcy only to stop a wage garnishment. Bankruptcy is very detailed and complex. Most bankruptcy attorneys will offer a free initial consultation. I hope you found this answer useful.

Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/2/2011

Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
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Filing bankruptcy automatically stops wage garnishments. Notice, however, should be given to the creditor, the employer and the marshal's office.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/30/2011

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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The filing of a bankruptcy petition in court creates an "automatic stay" against collection that immediately stops garnishments.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 11/30/2011

Answer By Cate Eranthe
Eranthe Law Firm
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Yes a bankruptcy will stop a garnishment unless it is for family, spousal or child support. You may also stop garnishments or get a reduction by filing for a hardship.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/30/2011

Answer By Paul H. Weig
Weig Law Firm, LLC
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Filing bankruptcy automaticall "stays" or halts all collection activity. It will stop a garnishment. Unless you need to file because the total debt load is so great, it may not be the best way to stop a garnishment. Your wages may be exempt from garnishment if you receive government assistance. The creditor's atorney may have made some errors that would give you a right to sue them for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The creditor may be willing to negotiate a lower payment amount.

Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 11/30/2011

Answer By Paul Stuber
Paul Stuber, Attorney at Law
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Yes, if you qualify for a bankruptcy. As soon as you file you can let payroll know and they must stop the garnishment.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 11/30/2011

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