Once garnished, that portion of your wages or salary is forever gone. With one exception.
Bankruptcy quashes a garnishment, but only if it’s filed in time.
Bankruptcy protects your paycheck because it’s more powerful than the creditor’s garnishment court order. Bankruptcy Stops Wage Garnishments A garnishment is effectively a court order which tells your employer to pay a portion of your paycheck to the creditor instead of to you. Except in rare circumstances, a creditor can’t get that garnishment order without first suing you and getting … Read More
Getting sued by a creditor is a wake-up call to consider filing bankruptcy. If it is the right thing to do, there are advantages to filing before your deadline to respond to the lawsuit. If you get sued by a creditor, as discussed in my last blog it’s dangerous both short-term and long-term not to consult with an attorney. … Read More