How long does it take to get the garnishment funds that are coming out of my paycheck after I file bankruptcy? 3 Answers as of June 26, 2017

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A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
It depends on how quickly your employer and the creditor respond to the communication sent to them about your bankruptcy filing. Often the garnishment can stop before the next payday if the employer finds out before the deadline for processing the paychecks.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/26/2017
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
That depends on who was doing the garnishing. The garnishing must stop once the case is filed. You are entitled to the funds being held at the time by the sheriff. Don't forget to exempt them. You can also recover the funds paid in last 90 days but that takes some effort.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/26/2017
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
You don't normally get them back.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 6/25/2017
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