Bankruptcy: Garnishments

Experienced Wage Garnishment Law Firm

Wage garnishment occurs when a creditor goes to the court and obtains a judgment against a debtor for failure to pay on a debt. The creditor then takes that judgment to the debtor’s work and orders the employer to withhold a specified amount from the debtor’s paycheck. These garnished funds continue until the debt owed to the creditor is satisfied. The harsh reality is that the wage garnishment is depleting money that you truly need!

If this is happening to you, we encourage you to contact us and see what Heller & Thyen, P.A. can do to help you. Filing for bankruptcy initiates the “automatic stay” – stopping creditors’ lawsuits and putting an end to existing wage garnishments. The only exception to this is wage garnishment for child support.

In a few instances, we may be able to get a portion of the recently garnished wages back to you. We encourage you to call our office for a confidential, free consultation to see if bankruptcy makes sense for you, and how Heller & Thyen, P.A. can help make the most of your fresh start!

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Wage Garnishment Attorneys In Minnesota

Are you looking for a high quality and trusted attorney for your recent wage garnishment issues? Contact the professionals at Heller & Thyen, P.A. today to speak with an attorney.

There are certain debts that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy does not allow you to discharge. Some of these debts include:

1. Recent taxes
2. Student loan debt
3. Child support obligations
4. Spousal support obligations
5. Debts not listed in the Chapter 7 Petition
6. Credit that was obtained from fraud
7. Debts with co-debtors – your co-signer will be liable for the full amount of the debt unless they also file bankruptcy


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