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Will Filing Bankruptcy Help With Garnished Wages?

Author : Jim Brown

Having your wages garnished is a pretty good sign that you need help with your debt. You have to ask yourself: Are you going to let your creditors control your life forever? So, if you have decided to seek out the help of a bankruptcy attorney to help you get that control back, good job! You've made a great decision for your family. You may still be wondering though: What will happen to my garnished wages?

As soon as you file your case, you can see an end to your wage garnishment. Along with that, a bankruptcy lawyer may even be able to get some of the wages taken by your creditors back! How much?

According to the US Bankruptcy court, you could recover some or all of your wages that had been garnished in the 90 days before you decided to file for bankruptcy. This is however only under specific circumstances. The sooner you file for bankruptcy, the more likely it is that you could recover these wages. As previously mentioned, a wage deduction is a pretty good indicator that your debt is getting beyond your control. Get in touch with a lawyer as quickly as you can because waiting for your garnishment to just "go away" probably won't work. You'll have the best chance at getting real protection if you take action quickly.

In some cases they can take up to 15% of your gross weekly wages, which could prevent you from keeping up with the rest of your debts, or even putting food on the table for your family. For example, if you make $600 a week you could lose up to ninety dollars every week! That'll put a dent in your grocery budget, as the average family spends $150 on groceries every trip.

Once you see the math, you realize what a terrible blow a garnishment can serve to your budget! Getting previously garnished wages back is, if nothing else, a blessing, along with getting credit card debt help and relief from your creditors. Bankruptcy is a powerful thing, and a bankruptcy lawyer can help you take advantage of it. If you want to make sure you can take full advantage of filing for bankruptcy and get true credit card debt help and relief from your creditors, you need an experienced and determined bankruptcy attorney.

To get the relief you and your family deserve, like recovering those garnished wages and getting your debt relief, look for a bankruptcy lawyer who will provide you free information before you even set foot in an office!

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Missouri Bankruptcy attorney James Brown has been working to relieve the debt of hard-working American families for over 15 years. He has dedicated his career to educating consumers about options for debt relief and has released 5 publications, including, Get Out of Debt: Secrets Your Creditors Dont Want You to Know. You can request a free copy at

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