Can your creditors garnish wages from a joint bank account if you werent married when you incurred this debt?

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your creditors can levy on any account that has your name on it regardless of when the debt was incurred.  A judgment is good for a long time in may states (20 years in New York).  Creditors have a long time to sit and wait.  They can even garnish joint tax returns.  Get help.  Good luck.


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