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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Stopping a wage garnishment

Once you are subject to a court order to garnish your income, is there any way to stop it? Well in simple terms, the answer is yes, and no. The most straightforward way is still to talk to the creditor … 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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No need to worry about getting terminated over a garnishment

Many employees worry about their job when they are subjected to a wage garnishment order. Is the worry warranted? Well, from the standpoint of employer, a garnishment certainly means extra work for them, as they need to file the salary … Continue reading

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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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How do you avoid wage garnishment?

Let’s face it; being subjected to a wage garnishment, sucks. There is nothing more deflating than knowing that your income for every month is going to be deducted, and it’s not good for anyone’s morale. However, not getting garnished in … 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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