Will a Bankruptcy stop a wage garnishment?

Yes, in most instances filing bankruptcy will stop a wage garnishment.

Filing bankruptcy places an automatic stay on any and all debt collection actions, including wage garnishment.  Limited exceptions do exist.  Those exceptions include child support, some payments on tax debt, which may only be delayed or temporarily halted by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and orders of restitution.    

The specific potential benefits of a bankruptcy will depend on a person or married couple’s circumstances. This is one reason why at Kinkade & Associates we take the time to get to know you and your circumstances. We take the time to discuss and develop the appropriate strategy to provide you with relief from your debt and meet your specific need, such as stopping wage garnishment.  

Your opportunity for debt relief begins with a phone call to set an appointment with one of our experienced debt relief attorneys.  Please give us a call or contact us by email by filing out the contact form on this page