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How do creditors garnish wages?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PetaKane, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    Does it come right out of my paycheck? I think they are about to start doing it /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Yep, comes out of your check. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    A co-worker had the same thing happen to him and there was not one notice about it...just hit him and he had a small paycheck for that period.
     
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    I think they're allowed to take only 25 percent of your gross. It may be up to the court, though. And I believe you are entitled to some notification prior to garnisment.
    Since I'm not a lawyer, this is NOT legal advise. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. gotmud?

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    Little harsh if you ask me. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Sure sucks to be the party getting "garnished." /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  6. gotmud?

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    yea, I thought so too. think I would call credit counslers or try to work something out with the people I owed $$ to before I let it go that far.
     
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    Here in VT, and also NH, you have be served papers by a sherrif first. John had a few show up at his company- looking for a worker- prior to him having to go through the hassle of the garnishment at payroll time.

    Also here, there has to be a court order to garnish them. An ex-wife of one of his employees tried to get John to take out childsupport- and she coudln't without the order.

    Yup, he has a bunch of winners working for him!

    I'd get in touch with the credit councilers too- but most of them wont talk if its gotten this far already.

    Brandy
     
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    Change your job. I dunno what you do for a living, but you can do it for someone else.
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    1st they have to sue you and win. Then the sheriff comes into your work and infront of all your buddies serves you papers. Then your paychecks go right down the crapper. As long as you can hide where you work from a creditor they cant garnish you.
     

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