Can Bankruptcy Stop a Lawsuit or Garnishment?
Yes! By filing bankruptcy, you may be able to stop a lawsuit or action being taken to garnish wages. If you are being sued or have already been sued and a judgment has been issued against you, bankruptcy may allow you to stop the lawsuit or prevent collection of a judgment against you. If your wages are at risk of garnishment or are already being garnished, bankruptcy may provide the solution you need to protect your paycheck.
If you live in Central Florida and need help, contact the Price Law Firm in Altamonte Springs, Florida. To contact our Orlando area office, call 407-834-0090. We offer a free consultation to discuss your legal needs with an experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawsuits attorney.
How Does it Work?
It is pretty simple, really. As soon as a person files for bankruptcy with a bankruptcy court, most creditors are barred from taking further collection action. This includes the collection of most civil judgments, as well as wage garnishments.
There are a few exceptions. For example, bankruptcy will not preclude the collection of child support. However, most creditors are barred from further collection activity unless they petition the bankruptcy court and obtain an order granting them the right to pursue further collection activity. In practice, this rarely happens. Even when creditors do seek an order allowing further collection activity, they are frequently denied that right.
An experienced Florida wage garnishment attorney can explain the process and your chances of obtaining relief. Many of the people who visit our office for a free consultation are shocked to find out just how easy it is to get the help they need. They often tell us that they wished they had done this months ago.
Contact a Lawyer Who Is Experienced
Attorney Charles W. Price has nearly 20 years of bankruptcy experience. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you! For your free consultation, call 407-834-0090. Feel free to contact us by e-mail as well.