What can I do to stop wage garnishment?
Filing for Bankruptcy, whether it is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, will stop most wage garnishment because Automatic Stay takes into effect upon filing which stops creditors from collection activities. However, automatic stay will not stop wage garnishment for child support or alimony. Domestic support obligation are priority debts and cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Upon Bankruptcy filing, wage garnishment for domestic support will continue. There are a few other collection activities that automatic stay will not stop.
However whether the debt in question can be discharged or eliminated through bankruptcy is a different question.
Call Muoi Chea Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney for the answer with Bankruptcy offices in Sacramento, Stockton, and Fairfield, California to provide debt relief throughout Northern and Central California.