Can they take my husband's pension check? 4 Answers as of September 05, 2013

My husband and I are separated. He is in a short sale for his condo and owes a lot of money towards his condo association. Can they seize his pension check he just started to get and if so, how can we protect it?

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Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group | Christopher J. Kane
Under Oregon law a judgement creditor cannot garnish a debtor's pension check.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 9/5/2013
Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC | Daniel A. Edelman
Pension benefits are exempt. They should be put in account containing nothing else.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/4/2013
Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC
Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC | Mark Cherry
The pension check is exempt from attachment. Once it is deposited into the bank it loses its identity as a pension check.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 9/4/2013
SmithMarco, P.C.
SmithMarco, P.C. | Larry P. Smith
Pensions are exempt from garnishment or attachment. They cannot take it.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/4/2013
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