Secure A Debt-Free Future
One of the tools that credit card companies, collection agencies, and other creditors can use to recover outstanding debts is to garnish the wages of debtors. Sometimes, this garnishment can be for up to 25 percent of your net wages, which can be devastating, especially if you are already faced with significant amounts of debt. Fortunately, bankruptcy can stop wage garnishments and other collection activities.
The team of Tampa bankruptcy lawyers at Debt Relief Legal Group have assisted with over 50,000 bankruptcy filings to help families get back on their feet. We can help determine if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy would be right for you, and help you to make it happen.
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 both stop wage garnishment. If you have been threatened with garnishment but it has not happened yet, filing bankruptcy before your next payday can stop it. If garnishment has already started, the sooner you file, the more of your own wages you will be able to keep for yourself.
Garnishment can come from judgments in private lawsuits, from credit card companies, from medical or hospital collections, from the IRS or from other sources can stop immediately once a bankruptcy is filed.
Call us today at (813) 940-5120. Our Tampa bankruptcy attorneys have decades of experience in these matters and can help you to overcome your current challenges.