Can two different companies garnish you at the same time? 8 Answers as of February 27, 2017

I am also in the process of bankruptcy and is currently being garnished now and another one just came up.

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No, only one at a time in California.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2017
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
No, only one garnishment at a time.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 2/27/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Sometimes two different creditors will send garnishment paperwork to your employer at the same time, but state exemptions and labor laws limit the amount that can be taken to a maximum of 25%. Typically, the paperwork that arrived first will be the only one paid and the second one will have to lay in wait.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/27/2017
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
The answer depends on the law of your state, and also the practices of the trial courts in your county. The general opinion among lawyers in Wisconsin is that a person can be subject to only one garnishment at a time. It cannot hurt to consult an experienced local lawyer in your area. You might want to consider a bankruptcy, which often saves you lots of stress. It carries some costs, of course, but most of my bankruptcy clients report a great easing of their minds. Finding a good lawyer is almost always worth the investment.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 2/27/2017
Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C.
Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C. | Stuart M. Nachbar
If you have filed for bankruptcy, unless they have relief from stay, no garnishment can take place at ALL.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 2/27/2017
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    Typically, there is a statutory limit on the amount that can be garnished, so usually the first creditor takes the maximum allowed and the second creditor has to wait. But there are a lot of variables and you should talk to an attorney for the simple reason that they can often recover a lot of the garnishment for you.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 2/27/2017
    Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
    Two (or more) companies can garnish you at the same same time. However a bankruptcy will stop all garnishments.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 2/27/2017
    D.J. Rausa, Attorney at Law | D.J. Rausa
    Only one at a time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/27/2017
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