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Can bankruptcy stop my garnishment?

Posted by Ellen Brown | Dec 15, 2023

Yes, bankruptcy can usually stop a garnishment. A garnishment is a legal process where a creditor takes money directly from your paycheck or bank account to pay off a debt. If you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay will go into effect. This means that most collection activities, including garnishments, must stop while your bankruptcy case is ongoing.

If you're facing a garnishment and considering bankruptcy, it's important to talk to a bankruptcy lawyer to understand how bankruptcy can help stop the garnishment and provide relief from your debts.

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