Will a wage garnishment follow you from job to job?

Asked on December 3, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Louisiana

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. A wage garnishment does not automatically follow the judgment debtor from job to job. Rather, if the judgment debtor changes jobs and goes to a new employer, the judgment creditor will have to ascertain where the judgment debtor is working and file a whole new wage garnishment on the judgment debtor and the new employer.

If you are dealing with a wage garnishment and are planning on getting another job, I suggest that you consider entering into a written agreement with the judgment creditor to make monthly payments that you can afford in lieu of dealing with another wage garnishment.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. A wage garnishment does not automatically follow the judgment debtor from job to job. Rather, if the judgment debtor changes jobs and goes to a new employer, the judgment creditor will have to ascertain where the judgment debtor is working and file a whole new wage garnishment on the judgment debtor and the new employer.

If you are dealing with a wage garnishment and are planning on getting another job, I suggest that you consider entering into a written agreement with the judgment creditor to make monthly payments that you can afford in lieu of dealing with another wage garnishment.


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