Stopping Wage Garnishments

The minute you file bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Court issues an order telling all of your creditors to leave you alone, or else. This order has a name. It is called the “automatic stay“, and it is issued pursuant to United States Bankruptcy Code, Section 362. The automatic stay prohibits creditors from any and all collection actions against you, including wage garnishments. After you file bankruptcy, the creditor is not even allowed to talk to you. In addition, the creditor must stop any collection attempts already started. The automatic stay is very powerful, and puts the full weight of the United States Bankruptcy Court to work for you, to make sure your creditors leave you alone.

Even better, if a creditor violates the automatic stay, you have the right to bring the creditor before the court for Contempt, and to be compensated accordingly. Bankruptcy Court Judges do not take kindly to creditors who ignore the automatic stay, and these Judges have been known to punish creditors severely. Very simply, once you file for bankruptcy, creditors must leave you alone, release the wage garnishment, or suffer the consequences.

My, how the tables turn, once you reach out for the help that only filing bankruptcy can provide! No more phone calls. No more collection letters. No more lawsuits. No repossessions. No foreclosures. No more threats. No more wage garnishments. Nothing. It’s the law.