Can I file bankruptcy to stop a garnishment?

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Can I file bankruptcy to stop a garnishment?

I have a court judgement on my checking account. The firm with the judgement has taken everything I had in the bank. Now they want to garnish my pay check up to 25%.

Asked on August 25, 2011 Florida

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Filing bankruptcy will stop a wage garnishment.  When you file bankruptcy, you should list all of your creditors.  The bankruptcy is effective when it is filed with the court.  The court then sends notice of your bankruptcy filing to all of the creditors you have listed in the bankruptcy.  It would be advisable to speak with a bankruptcy attorney regarding the various procedures you need to follow in order for your bankruptcy to be completed correctly and filed.  The bankruptcy attorney can help you complete the bankruptcy forms. 


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