Wage Garnishment Attorney in the Bronx
If you are not able to pay your creditors, you may be concerned that your resources will be seized. However, wage garnishment is a last resort for creditors, and there are many actions you can take to avoid this outcome.
At the Law Offices of David Brodman, we understand that you want to do everything you can to avoid having your wages garnished. As such, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options and how to best protect your financial interests.
What Is Wage Garnishment?
Wage garnishment is a legal procedure used by creditors to recover the money that you owe them. They may be able to garnish your wages if you have failed to pay a judgment for a breach of contract or a default on a loan.
Garnishing your wages means that a certain percentage of your wages will be withheld by your employer and sent to your creditor.
A creditor can take either 10% of your gross income or 25% of your disposable income, whichever amount is less.
The garnishment must leave you with at least 30 times the state minimum wage in weekly earnings (in other words, minimum wage times 30 hours). Your earnings cannot be garnished if you do not earn at least 30 times the state minimum wage each week.
When Can a Creditor Garnish Your Wages?
A creditor can garnish your wages when you have failed to pay a court judgment. They can also garnish your wages if you have failed to pay a tax lien or a student loan. If you have failed to pay a judgment, your creditor can file a Writ of Garnishment with the court to have your wages garnished.
How We Can Help
If your wages are being garnished, you may be concerned about how you will make ends meet. You may also be worried about how long wage garnishment will continue. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to protect your wages from garnishment.
At the Law Offices of David Brodman, we have a team of experienced wage garnishment lawyers in the Bronx who can help you get your wages back. We also offer a free consultation to discuss your options and how we can help you protect your wages.
To learn more about wage garnishment and how we can help you, contact us online or call (718) 354-8027.
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