Wage Garnishment

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Wage Garnishment

Long Beach Bankruptcy Attorney

Creditors that are desperate to collect payments from you may use wage garnishments to take a portion of your paycheck whenever it arrives. If this is making a difficult living and financial situation even worse for you, it is time you talk to Leibowitz Law Group. Our Long Beach bankruptcy attorneys can discuss your legal options with you during a free initial consultation. Call 888.527.7853 today to learn more.

How Do Wage Garnishments Work?

Although they are somewhat uncommon, creditors can use a wage garnishment to pick away at your paychecks until their debt is paid off. Most states limit wage garnishments to no more than 25% of your income but this limitation is already too high for most people to cope with. In many cases, wage garnishments are just enough to pay off monthly interest amounts but the base debt stays the same, sinking people into cycles of financial troubles.

A wage garnishment requires a court order first, unless your debt is for:

  • Student loans
  • Taxes
  • Child support

Automatic Stays Could Help

It may be difficult to imagine but bankruptcy could be an option for you if stopping wage garnishments is a priority. When you successfully file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after passing the means test, an automatic stay will be placed on creditor actions. An automatic stay stops them from touching your accounts and finances by any means, even wage garnishment. You must be aware that wage garnishments could be reinstated after your bankruptcy is completed, depending on the outcome. Always work closely with an attorney to ensure you are using the right options and getting to the best solution.

Protect Your Property, Strengthen Your Future

Wage garnishments can be a real burden to anyone. Worst of all, they are often imposed without any say from the debtor, making them feel helpless to do anything. At our law firm, we want to make certain you know that this is far from the truth. With our Long Beach bankruptcy lawyers on your side, you can fight wage garnishment, you can discover how your property can be protected from collection, and you can work towards a more comfortable future.


There is no time like the present – call 888.527.7853 today to begin.