You have rights in place to protect you from creditors trying to garnish your wages. To withhold wages, a creditor must first obtain a judgment against you and then obtain a court order to start wage garnishment. If you receive a notice of wage garnishment, it is crucial review the judgment to make sure all claims are accurate. There is a strict time limit in appealing the court findings.
Some forms of income like Social Security, worker’s compensation, public assistance, child support, and veteran’s benefits are exempt from garnishment as income in Georgia. However, these proceeds can still be attached once they reach your bank account through a non-wage garnishment. Understanding the impact of wage garnishment and how to protect your rights can be difficult. The bankruptcy attorneys at King & King can answer your questions and help protect your rights.
If you are facing wage garnishment, it can be overwhelming. If you’re already under pressure financially, seeing your wages garnished can lead to not having enough money to make ends meet. We understand and may be able to help. You can stop the wage garnishment by filing bankruptcy. In some cases, we may even be able to recover some of the garnished wages after we file your case.
If you are in danger of having your wages garnished, or your wages are being garnished, the bankruptcy attorneys at King & King can help you protect yourself and get your finances back in order. Call us today for your free, initial consultation at 404-524-6400.