Is there a way to reduce the amountI am being garnished for?

Currently I have 2 garnishments on me. After all the deductions with taxes and the garnishments and paying all my bills that need to be paid, I am left with maybe $50 to a $100 to last me the month. For instance, I make $14 an hour that’s $1120 a month. After taxes and garnishment, I get to keep $809. How I can begin to pay my bills?

Asked on March 6, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

One way to try and reduce the amount of your wage garnishments is to ask if the judgment creditors would sign a written agreement for a lesser amount. If that is not acceptable with them, then your option is to file a motion with the court clerk to seek a reduction in the percentage of your paychecks that is being garnished.

Note, there is no guarantee that the court will grant your request.


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