Wage Garnishment Lawyers in Woodland Hills
Do You Need to Protect Your Income from Creditors?
Payday should be an exciting day, but if your creditors are seeking a wage garnishment order or already have one, it can be an added source of stress to your life. A garnished paycheck may not only feel like a legal robbery of your hard-earned income, but it can make it even more difficult to afford your way of life and pay off other debts. Whether you’ve been notified that you’re being sued for wage garnishment or need to shake off an existing order, JM Law Firm, APC can help.
For decades, we’ve helped people file for bankruptcy to immediately halt such an order. If a garnishment has already hit your paycheck, we can fight to get some or all of your garnished wages. We appreciate how difficult our clients’ lives can be when a creditor is taking a portion of their paycheck to satisfy a debt. Take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our bankruptcy attorneys in Woodland Hills who can tell you more about your options right now.
Contact JM Law Firm, APC online or call (818) 696-4443 to schedule your complimentary consultation! We offer the possibility of same-day appointments after normal business hours and during the weekend.
Whether you’re already subject to a wage garnishment order or are being threatened with a lawsuit by a creditor, JM Law Firm, APC is here to help you get out of a difficult financial position. We know that never seeing a significant portion of your income could be can wreak havoc on your finances and make your situation even more unstable.
Don’t wait and let things get even more unstable – reach out to our wage garnishment attorneys in Woodland Hills and Los Angeles for the legal assistance you need right now.
Contact JM Law Firm, APC online and ask about scheduling a free consultation to discuss your legal needs in any issue involving wage garnishment.
When you file for bankruptcy (whether it’s Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or another form) the judge will order an automatic stay that will stop most of your creditors from undergoing most types of collection actions. This includes many types of consumer debts such as credit card balances, personal loans, medical bills, and collection agency accounts. The automatic stay may only be in place for 30 days, but it can put a stop to diminished paychecks while your liquidation in Chapter 7 occurs or a Chapter 13 repayment plan is being approved in court.
Not all wage garnishments will be stopped, however. If you are filing for Chapter 7, the automatic stay will not apply to your spousal support or child support wage garnishments. This is because debts like these are those that cannot be cleared by bankruptcy. By contrast, a Chapter 13 automatic stay can stop these wage garnishments, but only because you are reorganizing your debt in this type of bankruptcy and not discharging your obligation to it.
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