In Georgia, garnishment is not something that can happen overnight in most cases. In order to take a portion of your wages, your creditor needs an order from the court. To obtain this order, the creditor must first sue you for the debt, win the lawsuit and obtain a judgment. Having prevailed in the lawsuit, your creditor may then ask the court to allow your wages to be garnished. However, in some cases this may happen without your knowledge. Here are 3 steps to stop wage garnishment in Georgia.
1. Call King & King to schedule an appointment. We will see you as soon as possible and inform you of the next steps during your free consultation with a skilled attorney.
2. Bring your paperwork to the appointment. We will let you know in advance the paperwork we may need to stop your garnishment, so be sure to bring what you can.
3. We can file your bankruptcy the same day (business hours allowing) and contact your creditor and payroll department for you to stop the garnishment.
At King & King, we take the time to understand your needs and answer all of your questions. While we want to solve your problem quickly, it’s important that you are comfortable with the process, and understand how it will impact you. These thoughtful conversations enable us to ensure the best possible outcomes. Call King & King bankruptcy attorneys today at 404-524-6400 to schedule an appointment so we can assess your financial situation and recommend the best way for you to get your affairs back on track.