What chapter of bankruptcy would I file to stop wage garnishment? 28 Answers as of June 14, 2013

if i wanted to file bankruptcy what chapter would i file to stop a wage garnishment from previous car.

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Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
You'll likely want to file a Ch 7, but it depends. Contact a local attorney for specifics.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 7/2/2012
The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu
The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu | Mengjun Qiu
Either chapter of bankruptcy can help you. You should seek professional advice as to which chapter is best for you, this will depend on the amount of assets you own, and the amount of income you make.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/27/2012
The Martin Law Group
The Martin Law Group | Yolvondra Martin-Brown
What Chapter bankruptcy you files depends on your income and the value of your assets.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/26/2012
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Any chapter will stop it. - See a lawyer now about getting it done.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/26/2012
The Law Offices of Katie M. Stone
The Law Offices of Katie M. Stone | Katie M. Stone
Yes, a bankruptcy will stop a garnishment that is stemming from a lawsuit that was due to a repossession of a previous car. I hope you found this answer useful.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/26/2012
    Olson Law Firm | Edward M Olson
    Any bankruptcy filing will stop garnishments.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    If you can qualify for a chapter 7, that is usually the most effective.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Jakob-Barnes Law Firm, LLC
    Jakob-Barnes Law Firm, LLC | Jennifer Jakob-Barnes
    Either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy would stop a wage garnishment. You want to meet with an attorney to determine which bankruptcy fits your situation.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    The Law Offices of Deborah Ann Stencel | Deborah A. Stencel
    Either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will stop a garnishment. Which chapter you qualify for depends on a number of factors to name a few: your income, whether you have filed before, and the value of your assets. Talk to a lawyer about what is best for you.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Jackie Ferguson Graham
    You could file either a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 depending on your income, property owned and what amount and type of debts you owe.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
    It will depend on many factors that you have not included here. You may either file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, depending on your income level and whether you fall below or above the median family income level for California. You should contact a local bankruptcy attorney for assistance.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Yes, temporally but bankruptcy is a big step to take. Counsel with an attorney before you take an action you may greatly regret.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
    Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis | Eric Lewis
    Any chapter stops wage garnishment.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Saedi Law Group
    Saedi Law Group | Lorena Saedi
    Either chapter will stop a garnishment. However, if you are being garnished by the IRS or student loan creditor a Chapter 7 will not help you in preventing further garnishment.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/26/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    It depends on your income contact an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/14/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    It depends on your income and number of other members of your family or dependents.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Weber & Phillips, P.A.
    Weber & Phillips, P.A. | John G. Phillips
    Either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will stop the garnishment. Both impose an "automatic stay" on collection of debts and will effectively kill the wage garnishment as soon as you actually file the case with the Court. I would advise you to seek legal counsel quickly as it may take a little time to get a case filed.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Wajda Law Group, APC
    Wajda Law Group, APC | Nicholas M. Wajda
    Any chapter of bankruptcy will stop the garnishment upon the filing of the case. I suggest you set up a consultation with a licensed attorney to see which chapter you qualify for and/or which chapter is best for you.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    The Stockman Law Office | Mary Stockman Esq.
    Chapter 7, 13 or 11, depending on your income, expenses, assets, and your overall circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Charles Schneider, P.C.
    Charles Schneider, P.C. | Charles J. Schneider
    Any bankruptcy as they all would stop a garnishment.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Either chapter 7 or chapter 13 will do that. It depends upon what your income it in determining which chapter to file.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
    Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
    Filing any chapter of bankruptcy creates an automatic stay that stops collection, such as a wage garnishment. To determine whether it is advisable to file a bankruptcy consult an attorney as to the specific facts of your case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    You could file a chapter 7 or a chapter 13. Either case would stop a garnishment. I would suspect that you want to file a chapter 7 since that gets rid of all of your debts.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Attorney At Law | Harry D. Roth
    Any chapter of bankruptcy will stop a wage garnishment, whether from a previous car or almost anything else.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    The Smalley Law Firm, LLC | Cary Smalley
    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 can stop wage garnishment. I suggest you consult with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss the details of your specific situation.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
    All bankruptcy chapters will stop the wage garnishment from a repossessed vehicle. Please understand that bankruptcy is a very complicated process. It is wise to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney before deciding to take this important step. Most Arizona bankruptcy attorneys offer a free consultation about the basics of bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Connaghan Newberry Law Firm
    Connaghan Newberry Law Firm | Tara D. Newberry
    When you file as a consumer under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, an automatic stay goes into place ordering your creditors to cease all collection activity, including garnishment. Whether you file under chapter 7 or 13 will be determined by numerous other factors that a qualified bankruptcy attorney would be able to advise you on.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 6/25/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    You can stop wage garnishment by filing for Chapter 7 if you don't have any nonexempt property which the trustee can seize for the benefit of creditors.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/25/2012
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