Does filing bankruptcy stop a wage garnishment I am currently getting?

Jeffrey Lippman ∙ August 2, 2019

Filing a Bankruptcy triggers what's called an Automatic Stay and that does halt any enforcement proceedings, including a wage garnishment. You should alert the creditor's attorney of your intent to file Bankruptcy or have your attorney confirm they are retained to file Bankruptcy for you. This may be permanent depending on the Chapter of Bankruptcy filed and whether the Bankruptcy is successfully completed. For a full discussion, I recommend you schedule a consult with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.


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