Will Filing Bankruptcy Force A Creditor To Refund Garnished Wages?


Wage garnishment is a creditor's trump card, letting them legally siphon off as much as 25 percent of your earnings. In addition to immediately ending the garnishment, filing bankruptcy may also let you get back some of the money taken. Here's what's involved in the process. The Automatic Stay Shuts Down Collection Action Filing bankruptcy activates the automatic stay rule, which forces creditors to immediately discontinue all collection activities. If you're being sued in court for non-payment, the creditor would have to withdraw its case, for example.

16 September 2020