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Wage Garnishment and Bankruptcy

  By the time many people decide to file for bankruptcy, their creditors have begun to attempt to obtain repayment on outstanding debts. In some cases, these debts are so large that the debtors are not able to continue making payments, which results in creditors seeking legal action. One of the most common ways that creditors attempt to collect what they are due is by garnishing debtors’ wages. How Wage Garnishment Works Wage garnishment occurs when a creditor obtains an order from a jud[...]

Bankruptcy and Wage Garnishment

An overwhelming number of individuals live from paycheck to paycheck. If you are one of these people, any disruption in your wages can place you in a dire financial situation. To make matters worse, if you are facing a wage garnishment, it is possible that creditors can take as much as a quarter or more of your wages. Many people discover that wage garnishments to this degree make it difficult to pay the bills. The Value of Automatic Bankruptcy Stays Immediately after filing for bankruptcy, you [...]

Four Ways Bankruptcy can Save Your Financial Future

The idea of bankruptcy being something positive is foreign to most Americans. For decades bankruptcy was viewed as a financial defeat, and the changing bankruptcy laws that were created in response to high filing numbers further cemented the idea that bankruptcy was bad. While bankruptcy is never the ideal solution for a given situation, it can actually help solve some of your financial troubles. Knowing these four ways bankruptcies can save your financial future can help you if you are unsure w[...]