Wage Garnishment & Other Debt Issues

Wage garnishment or fear of wage garnishment prompts some people to file for bankruptcy. With a wage garnishment, your employer withholds part of your paycheck each pay period and then sends that money directly to your creditor. But not all creditors can garnish your wages, and federal and state law protects some of your wages.

Learn how wage garnishments work, when a creditor can garnish your wages, and how much can be taken.

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