Can a debt collector garnish your bank account if they don't know your bank?

Answer No. The debt collector must know your bank account details to garnish your bank account. For a debt collector to garnish the funds from your bank account, the debt collector must first sue you for ... Read More »

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Can a lawyer hired by a debt collector access my joint bank account information?

A lawyer hired by a debt collector can only access joint bank account information if they are awarded a judgment by a court. In addition, they can be authorized to place a freeze on your account in... Read More »

Is it legal to garnish a bank account?

It is legal to garnish a bank account , but doing so requires a court order. There are, however, some types of funds that may be exempt from garnishment, including payments from Social Security, di... Read More »

Can a wage garnishment garnish your bank account?

No, wage garnishment cannot be used to garnish funds from a from a bank account. If a debtor is employed, wages will be garnished from the debtor's paycheck. If a debtor is not employed, a procedu... Read More »

Statute of Limitations on a Bank Account Debt?

At some point, almost everyone has overdrawn a bank account by mistake. Once an overdraft occurs, the individual must not only reimburse the bank for the overdrawn amount but also for any overage f... Read More »