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When Garnishments Come Knocking in New Hampshire
Sometimes, you’ll see it coming and sometimes you won’t. It’s payday and either you’re being handed an old-fashioned pay check or you get an email notifying you of a direct deposit into your bank account. Either way, you do a … Continue reading
Wage Garnishment in North Carolina
In many ways, North Carolina is just like any other state when it comes to wage garnishments. Delinquent federal and state taxes, ongoing and past due child support and alimony, and defaulted student loans – all can result in significant … Continue reading
How to defend against several garnishments?
Recently, a reader sent me an email asking about an issue that she was having. She was having a problem with two separate garnishments breathing down her neck. Her question to me was, can a creditor garnish all of her … Continue reading
Discharging Unpaid Child and Spousal Support with Bankruptcy
Fallout from the rocky American economy of the last decade has done one thing if nothing else: created an unfathomable amount of past due and unpaid child and spousal support. The federal government estimates that American parents owe in excess … Continue reading
The garnishment laws in Oregon
Oregon offers an amazing array of affordable places to live, including beautiful scenery. But like every other state, the struggling economy of the last decade has taken its toll. Many Oregonians struggle with massive debt – a combination of taxes, … Continue reading
Bankruptcy Does Not Protect All Debts and Property Rights
I thought bankruptcy always discharged all of my debts? WRONG. There are certain debts that cannot be discharged by bankruptcy. Generally speaking, these debts include:
Bankruptcy a tool for handling excessive debt?
ABSOLUTELY. The days of bankruptcy drawing scorn and ridicule are over. Individuals and small companies in the hundreds of thousands have turned to bankruptcy in the last decade to discharge and manage debt. Your friends will actually talk to you … Continue reading
IRS wage levies – Can you win?
An IRS wage levy or garnishment is no laughing matter. You’ll know it’s coming down when your employer tells you it’s received an administrative garnishment order from the IRS, to tap part of your wages. In short, that means you … Continue reading
The Remedy of Pre-Judgment Garnishment or Attachment
Can a creditor ever garnish my wages before obtaining a judgement against me? YES. An aggressive creditor may seek a pre-judgment garnishment as soon as it files the complaint. True, the pre-judgment garnishment remedy is not automatic. The creditor must … Continue reading
Garnishment in the state of Texas
Can a creditor garnish my wages in the state of Texas? NO, not unless the debts are of a certain type. Unlike most other states, Texas protects its resident debtors from having their wages garnished for any consumer or commercial … Continue reading
Can joint accounts and shared assets be garnished?
Can joint accounts and shared assets be garnished? Most people would react to this question in the same way: absolutely NOT. It would be totally unfair for a creditor of one person to garnish your wages or bank funds when … Continue reading
Does wage garnishment accumulate interest?
When we think of wage garnishment, we normally won’t think of the garnishment order accumulating additional interest on top of the underlying debt, but that is what happens the longer we don’t settle the debt in full. This increasing interest … Continue reading
Is it possible to stop IRS wage garnishments?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does initiate wage garnishment orders, but they always make sure to give advance notice beforehand. Of course, this form of wage garnishment is for long overdue and unpaid taxes. IRS wage garnishment can be quite a … Continue reading
Your job and wage garnishment
The question of whether your job is safe, if you have been levied a court order to garnish your wages is generally, yes. As we described in a previous page, you don’t really need to worry about your employer terminating … Continue reading
What are wage assignments?
Our latest article goes into detail on wage assignments. Wage assignments are increasingly used in consumer contracts usually involving large transactions, and are often listed in the fine print to state the legal recourse or provisions of the creditor in … Continue reading