Stop Wage Garnishment To Keep More Of Your Paycheck
When you work hard, it is very frustrating to have your wages garnished – paid not to you but to a creditor. Many different types of debt can potentially lead to this, including credit cards, medical bills, back taxes, home mortgages and car loans.
If you are facing wage garnishment or other collections, discuss your situation with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer. The attorneys at Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Services of Connecticut serve the state of Connecticut. Call our New Britain office at 860-674-8003 or our Bloomfield office at 860-242-0574 or email us to schedule a free consultation.
Will Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishment?
As a general rule, once you file for bankruptcy, creditors are no longer allowed to garnish your wages to collect debts you owed before you filed.
There may be an exception to this for court-ordered child or family support. But filing for bankruptcy, perhaps under Chapter 13, may be a preferable course of action to ongoing wage garnishment. Discuss your case with Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Services of Connecticut and find out what your options are.
Wage Garnishment And Your Job
If your creditor has followed proper legal procedure, then your employer will be ordered to withhold 25% of your after-tax pay. Having your income reduced by so much may cause financial hardship for you. It can also create potential problems for you at work, because the paperwork required for the garnishment can create an administrative burden for your employer. It makes sense to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help you get through this.
Contact Us For Help
The attorneys at Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Services of Connecticut have decades of experience helping clients obtain debt relief. We serve the state of Connecticut. Call our New Britain office at 860-674-8003 or our Bloomfield office at 860-242-0574 or email us to schedule a free consultation.