How do I stop Wage Garnishing? 19 Answers as of June 30, 2011

I need to know if I can stop my wages from being garnished. Is bankruptcy the only option?

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
If your wages are being garnished you can file a claim of exemption to lower the garnishment. A bankruptcy would stop the garnishment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/30/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
Not necessarily the only option, but BK will definitely stop the garnishment. You can contact the plaintiff and see if you can work out a deal whereby you enter into a voluntary payment plan in exchange for a release of the garnishment. It's worth a shot.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/30/2011
Financial Relief Law Center
Financial Relief Law Center | Mark Alonso
Bankruptcy will stop wage garnishment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/30/2011
California's Largest Family of Attorneys
California's Largest Family of Attorneys | Doan Law Firm
Bankruptcy will stop your garnishments. It is a great option for you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/29/2011
Jackson White, PC
Jackson White, PC | Spencer Hale
You can pay the debt or file bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 6/29/2011
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley | Maureen O'Malley
    Yes, I believe bankruptcy is the only way, because the creditor has already received judgment and the time for appeal has passed.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 6/29/2011
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson | Lynnmarie Johnson
    Pretty much, unless you can work out a settlement with the company garnishing you and pay them off some different way.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/29/2011
    Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed
    Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed | Robert Weed
    In a few states, you can get back money from one garnishment without filing bankruptcy. Virginia is one of those. Then you can use that money to pay your bankruptcy lawyer. Quickly, since they just turn around and garnish you again.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 6/29/2011
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    The only other option is if you can get the creditor to agree to some other repayment plan.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/29/2011
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc. | David VanDyke
    The reason your wages are being garnished is because a creditor sued you and you simply ignored it. Now they have a judgment and have garnished your wages. The only options you have are to pay the debt or file bankruptcy. Decide which option is available to you and do it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/29/2011
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC | Richard James Symmes
    Filing bankruptcy will stop a wage garnishment after notice is given to your HR Department.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/29/2011
Click to View More Answers:
12 3 Free Legal QuestionsConnect with a local attorney