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  • Garnishments

    For those struggling with bad debt in Denver, having a creditor garnish wages can quickly lead to financial devastation. A garnishment of wages in Colorado occurs when a creditor gets a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck and turn it over to a creditor for the payment of debt, plus interest.

    Denver bankruptcy attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew McKenna can help you deal with garnishment issues. Several sources of income are protected by law, including social security benefits, retirement plan benefits and public assistance benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits and unemployment or disability benefits are also protected, unless the garnishment deals with child support or spousal support.

    Creditors can garnish up to 25 percent of your disposable income.

    Help with Garnished Wages in Denver

    • Filing for bankruptcy protection will result in an automatic stay, which will stop garnishment. The debt may then be discharged, or forgiven, through the bankruptcy process.
    • You are also protected under federal law from being fired if you have your wages garnished for one debt.
    • You can be fired if more than one creditor attempts to garnish your wages.
    • Wages earned before filing for bankruptcy may still be eligible for garnishment. So it’s important that you consult with a Colorado bankruptcy attorney as early as possible.

    Stop Garnishment of Wages in Colorado

    There are several ways you can stop garnishment in Denver or elsewhere in Colorado:

    • Change jobs: This can work for while, though a dogged creditor will likely follow you to your new job; not the kind of impression you want to make with your new boss.
    • Pay the debt: You can satisfy the debt, with interest, for the full amount of the judgment.
    • Challenge the judgment: You can challenge the original judgment in some cases.
    • File for bankruptcy: When you file for bankruptcy protection, the garnishment of future wages will automatically stop.

    Contact a Colorado Bankruptcy Attorney Today

    If you need bankruptcy assistance in Denver or would like more information, call The Law Office of Andrew McKenna today at 303-730-8819for a free consultation or contact us online. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code. Serving clients in Denver and throughout Colorado, including Aurora, Englewood, Lakewood and Boulder.

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