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Wage Garnishments

Wage Garnishment and Unpaid Debt

How to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York

If you are already struggling with debt or are having trouble making your mortgage payments, having money taken directly out of your paycheck can be devastating. An attorney at our law offices can help in the face of wage garnishment. If your wages are being garnished and you would like to find out how you can keep your hard-earned money, our lawyer can discuss your rights and options with you during a confidential consultation.

What is a Wage Garnishment?

In situations where you have fallen seriously behind on your bills or have defaulted on certain financial obligations, you may be at risk of having a creditor or debt collection agency seek a judgment against you to garnish your wages. After a successful wage garnishment judgment against you, you would no longer receive your entire paycheck. Your employer would instead pay a portion of it directly to the creditor or debt collector as a means of fulfilling your obligation to the creditor. In some cases, a creditor may seek to levy funds from your bank account.

Using a Bankruptcy Automatic Stay to Stop a Wage Garnishment

Filing for bankruptcy may be able to effectively prevent or stop wage garnishment. When you file for bankruptcy, all debt collection efforts against you must cease in an automatic stay. This includes any contact from creditors as well as a pending foreclosure lawsuit, repossession, and wage garnishment. In the right hands, your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you keep your pay.

Contact our Westchester County Wage Garnishment Attorney Today!

Making sure that your legal rights are protected in the face of wrongful wage garnishment is important, as is considering your options in filing for bankruptcy or seeking an alternative to prevent or stop wage garnishment. Our legal team is experienced in handling these matters throughout Westchester County and can offer you a confidential case review to see how we can assist you.

Find out how you can stop wage garnishment in NY. Contact a Westchester County wage garnishment attorney at our law firm today!

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