Stopping Wage Garnishments In Florida
If you are deep in debt and creditors are calling you daily, one of the things they may be threatening you with is garnishing your wages. At Blanton Law, P.A., we can go to court and put a stop to garnishments before your bank account is empty.
At our offices in Venice and Bradenton, Florida, we hear from people just like you who need help protecting their assets from creditors and collection agencies. Our team of lawyers and paralegals has the experience and knowledge of the law to inform you of your rights, and we can fight on your behalf.
Talk To An Attorney In Manatee County Or Sarasota County Before Creditors Garnish All Of Your Wages
The most important thing to be aware of is that unless you owe the government money for overpayment of Social Security benefits or student loans, a judgment against you must be obtained to permit garnishment of your wages. If a creditor obtains the judgment, it can garnish up to 25 percent of your wages and your entire bank account.
There are exemptions, however, and we can help explain what those are. They include:
- 100 percent of your wages if you are the head of the household
- Social Security benefits
- Child support money
- Portions of tax refunds
Once a garnishment occurs, you should contact an attorney immediately. We can help stop the garnishment by going to court and filing the exemptions. For example, we will prove that money taken from your account was from your wages earned as head of the household.
You Can Avoid Bankruptcy By Stopping A Garnishment Quickly
We resolve garnishment issues all the time outside of the bankruptcy process. Many clients, however, will wait until all of their assets are gone, and then they must file for bankruptcy protection. Call us at Blanton Law, P.A., at 941-584-4263 or 888-610-0968 to schedule a free consultation.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.