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Lawsuits And Garnishments: What You Need To Know

One of the questions many clients have is whether or not wage garnishments can stop a lawsuit. Akin, Webster & Matson, P.C., has answered these inquiries, as well as many others, for clients throughout Georgia. We can help you understand the options in front of you as well as guide you in the right direction. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information you need.

Understanding How The Process Works

Garnishment halts creditors from attempting to collect any debts that are owed. This means that they cannot bring a formal lawsuit against you. While this may seem like a great idea, it is important to remember that there are many other debt solutions. This might not be the smartest decision for you. Our attorneys can analyze your case and determine whether or not this is in your best interest.

While it is an option for some, wage garnishments can be ordered by the court if you lose a lawsuit to your creditor. However, a lawsuit must happen for creditors to start garnishing wages. They can’t just start the process without a court order in place. That being said, there is an exception to this. If you owe money to the IRS, they do not need the court’s permission for wage garnishment. It’s also possible for you to protest a court order if you believe the garnishment amount is too high to sustain your other expenses.

Don’t Wait; Call Our Office Today

No matter where you are at in the process, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. If you do this alone, you run the risk of causing more financial damage down the line. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, contact our office in Macon at 478-250-1522 today. You can also email us.