What can be done about a garnishment?

I am being garnished for a medical bill. This bill is in my soon to be ex-wife’s name. We have not filed as of yet because she has moved out of state. We are going to go Pro-Se but getting the paperwork all together has been a problem logistically. 2 things about this: 1) she has called both the hospital and the lawyer’s office and tried to set up payments but they refuse; and 2) this medical bill occur from a visit to the Free Clinic. She was told there was no charge, but the hospital charged her anyway. Is there anything that can be done? To stop or at least postpone this until after Christmas?

Asked on December 6, 2010 under Bankruptcy Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Depending on the amount of the medical bill, you may want to consider filing bankruptcy which would stop a wage garnishment.  Your income and other factors will determine your eligibility to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 


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