Can Wages Be Garnished for Civil Judgments?

Answer When a debtor owes a creditor money, the creditor often obtains a civil judgment against the debtor for the money owed. Once the creditor has a judgment against the debtor, the creditor must still ... Read More »

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How much of your wages can be garnished?

A wage garnishment is the process by which a creditor can demand that your employer withhold a portion of your earnings every pay period to satisfy a debt. Title III of the Consumer Credit Protecti... Read More »

How Much Money Can Be Garnished From My Wages?

If you fail to pay a debt, a creditor or debt collector has the right to sue you in court. If the creditor wins, a judgment will be entered against you. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (D... Read More »

How much of your wages can be legally garnished?

Legally, the amount of a wage garnishment to satisfy a private debt varies according to your income. This amount is determined in a court hearing. Types of private debt includes bank loans, credit... Read More »

Can unemployment wages be garnished?

Federal law prohibits creditors from garnishing unemployment wages, with the exception of two cases. The only time unemployment wages can be garnished is if the judgment is for child or spousal sup... Read More »