Can my wages be garnished for back rent by my landlord? 7 Answers as of July 11, 2013
My landlord is taking me to court and I need to know if I can be garnished for back rent.
Frances R. Johnson
| Frances R. Johnson
Potentially, yes. There's a particular formula that the court will apply, if your wages are garnished. There are other issues that are applicable - you should contact an attorney where you live to find what could specifically happen in your situation.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
The Coyle Law Office
| T. Andrew Coyle
If a judge finds that you are liable for back rent, and you fail to pay the amount due within 30 days, the landlord would have the option of requesting that wages be garnished to pay off that debt.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
| Steven Alan Fink
If your landlord gets a judgment against you in court your wages can be garnished. However, no garnishment can occur without a judgment.
Answer Applies to: California
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