Speak with a knowledgeable attorney to assess your situation and determine if wage garnishment can be stopped through legal means.
Wage Garnishment Guide
Review state and federal wage garnishment exemption laws to determine if you qualify for an exemption.
Complete and file a claim of exemption form with the court clerk, providing necessary supporting documentation, within the required timeframe.
Attend the hearing scheduled by the court to review the claim of exemption, present evidence to support your claim, and respond to any objections raised by the creditor.
Wait for the court to make a decision on your claim of exemption. If the court grants your claim, the wage garnishment will be stopped. If the court denies your claim, you may need to explore other legal options, such as bankruptcy, to stop the garnishment.
Typically, the conclusion of the Meeting of Creditors marks the end of an active bankruptcy process. Clients can expect to receive their Discharge of Debts within about 8-10 weeks after meeting with the Trustee.