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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When the IRS initiates wage garnishment

We know that creditors can garnish someone’s wages via court orders, but what about if the creditor is the IRS? IRS wage garnishment is a garnishment that is initiated by the Internal Revenue Service for overdue and unpaid taxes.

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The employer’s obligations during garnishment

When a garnishment has been issued, either by a government body or a court, a writ of garnishment will be sent to the employer of the person whose wages are to be garnished. The employer will then have to act … Continue reading

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What are the limits for garnishment?

If you have been subject to wage garnishment on a monthly basis, you know how financially burdensome it can be. In view of this, the US government has enacted certain laws to also protect the garnishee. These limits cap the … Continue reading

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What Types of Income Can Be Garnished?

Today, we look at what are the types of income that can be garnished. There is a catch – All these garnishment types are governed by the current federal garnishment laws, which as it stands, may not be compatible with … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Garnishment Laws site

Dear reader, welcome to this site! Wage garnishment (or garnishment of any kind) is always something that none of us would like to undergo, if possible. Besides the monetary loss, garnishment affects your reputation and makes it difficult for you … Continue reading

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