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Stop Wage Garnishment

Wage garnishment is a particular danger associated with overwhelming debt. If you owe back taxes, the IRS may garnish your wages without any legal proceedings. All other creditors will have to go through the proper legal channels to seek a court order that will enable them to garnish your wages. If they are successful, your employer will be required to automatically transfer a certain amount of your pay to a third party (the creditor/debt collector/IRS). You will receive the remaining portion of your paycheck.

Imagine the tremendous impact wage garnishment may have on you if you are already having financial difficulties. You need answers NOW. A Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney at our law firm can talk to you about what is occurring and can offer you legal guidance in contesting wage garnishment or looking at alternatives that would offer you relief from your debt.

Bankruptcy may be an option to consider. If a creditor is garnishing your wages, filing for bankruptcy will place an automatic stay on all debt collection efforts against you, and this includes wage garnishment. Wage garnishment will therefore have to cease immediately and cannot continue through the duration of your Chapter 7 case or Chapter 13 repayment plan. Once your debt is discharged after a successful bankruptcy filing, you will not have to worry about wage garnishment by that creditor because you will have eliminated that debt.

Los Angeles Wage Garnishment Lawyer

Make sure you protect your hard-earned money and involve a lawyer from our Los Angeles law firm to protect you from wage garnishment. We can offer you valuable information and guidance in regard to your financial situation to talk about the true impact bankruptcy may have on you and if there are any alternatives to stopping the garnishment of your pay.