Is it legal for a debt collector to take the total sum of your checking account?

I have an $11,000 credit card debt that now belongs to a law firm. This morning, they began to collect, and now all of the funds that were in my checking account are now gone, leaving my checking account balance at zero. I now have no money for rent, bills, etc. My rent is due in 3 days. I have heard of garnishing wages but this seems illegal.

Asked on November 2, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a judgment against you, the judgment creditor can file a proceeding known as a

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