If wage garnishment has started, you need help! Your paycheck is at risk until the moment we file your bankruptcy petition. Filing for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will stop garnishment actions against you. Filing for bankruptcy will also discharge the underlying debts that led to the garnishment.
In Georgia, a creditor can garnish as much as 25% of your wages. Such a large amount can mean financial disaster, of course. If you have more than one creditor you are in trouble with, then a garnishment makes it likely you will default on all of them. It could even mean your house goes into foreclosure or you lose a car, if you cannot pay your bills. Then you may face being garnished on what remains of the car loan after it is auctioned.
Bankruptcy will stop your garnishment immediately. King and King may also be able to recover up to 90 days of wages that were garnished prior to filing.
Having your wages garnished can cause a huge strain on your finances and livelihood. Call our Georgia bankruptcy lawyers today for a free consultation. King and King can provide the bankruptcy relief and protection you need to get a fresh start. Call us at 404-524-6400 or visit us at www.kingandkingattorneys.com for more information.