Wage garnishment is a creditor’s last resort, but when it occurs, it’s often devastating to those who owe debts. Garnishment is a court order that allows a creditor to withhold a percentage of money from your paycheck for the payment of debts. To garnish your wages, a creditor must first file a lawsuit and then obtain the court order. Those who owe debts usually need every cent of their paycheck just to get by, so when this happens, it wreaks havoc on the debtor’s life. The Will Green Law Office have over 25 years of experience working with clients who are in debt and will help defend your rights when creditors invade your financial life.
How Much Can a Creditor Garnish from Your Check?
There are instances in which wage garnishment cannot be stopped, and when your paycheck can be garnished without a court order. These include owing back taxes, child support, and student loans. However, your paycheck cannot be garnished by a creditor if you’re getting public assistance, food stamps, or similar help. When garnishment does occur, federal law limits the amount that can be garnished to 25% of your disposable income. Laws are stricter in the state of Wisconsin, where the maximum amount that can be garnished is 20%. Attorney Will Green understands the many laws that regulate wage garnishment and can be your advocate in dealing with your creditors.
Call to Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with a Debt Relief Attorney in Wisconsin Today
If you’re in debt and are facing wage garnishment, call to schedule a free legal consultation with a debt relief attorney in Wisconsin today. Attorney Will Green and his professional legal staff have the experience to deal with creditors and will ensure that your rights are protected. Call us at (414) 376-1777 and let us stand between you and your creditors.
The Will Green Law Office serve Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Greenfield, Brookfield, Glendale, and other surrounding communities.