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Wage Garnishments in Tacoma

Our Tacoma bankruptcy lawyers can help you stop wage garnishments

Getting sued for wage garnishment is serious under any circumstances because it can cause your financial woes to increase exponentially. If a creditor is seeking to garnish your wages for non-payment, it's obvious that you're already having trouble keeping up with bills. If their lawsuit is successful, you will lose up to 25% of every paycheck, which will likely end any chance of ever getting caught up with your bills.

Our Washington State bankruptcy lawyers can stop wage garnishment, and related lawsuits, immediately. First, you need to respond to the lawsuit and buy yourself a little more time. Next, call our law office to find out whether bankruptcy is a permanent solution to your financial woes. If so, we can petition the bankruptcy court on your behalf.

Don't let wage garnishment worsen your financial situation
  • Our Tacoma bankruptcy lawyers can stop wage garnishment in almost every situation
  • Take action immediately if you've been served with a law suit for wage garnishment
  • Don't ignore the law suit, or a creditor could receive a judgment in as little as 14 days
  • Bankruptcy is cause for embarrassment - it's an opportunity for a fresh start, and our Tacoma wage garnishment lawyers can help

Debt collection agencies often try to make you feel like you're a failure in life because you fell behind on bills and couldn't get caught up. Nothing could be further from the truth. Trouble with finances can happen to anyone, and bankruptcy laws are available to help hard working people get out from under their debt and find relief.

The federal government created bankruptcy because the economy benefits when your finances are stable. This is the only way you can maintain your status as a productive consumer, instead of dragging down the economy. Successful wage garnishment lawsuits for unsecured debt can make it impossible to ever recover from substantial debt. If you're already struggling to get by, wage garnishment can cause you to lose your home, your vehicle, and lose hope in regards to your financial future.

Address a wage garnishment lawsuit quickly with help from a bankruptcy lawyer in Washington

If you're served with wage garnishment law suit papers in Tacoma, take the time to file an answer with the court so that you can be sure you're not being overcharged. A successful lawsuit means losing up to 25% of your take home pay, but social security, unemployment compensation, and public aid is exempt from seizure.

If you’re being sued by a creditor then your financial situation must already be relatively dire, so bankruptcy should already be something you've considered. If you're unable pay bills now, how will you ever get caught up without 25% of your paycheck, much of which may be going to repay the creditor's attorney fees and interest instead of your balance? Act quickly, because if a creditor successfully garnishes your bank account before filing for bankruptcy, they will most likely be able to keep the money.

If your wages are currently being garnished, our Pierce County bankruptcy attorneys can still help. Petitioning the federal court in Washington for bankruptcy will immediately put a stop on wage garnishment. You may even be able to recover wages that were seized during the previous 60 days.

Stop wage garnishment with help from our team of bankruptcy attorneys in Tacoma

One of the nastiest tactics used by debt collectors are wage garnishment lawsuits. Filing for bankruptcy allows you to press the financial reset button, stopping wage garnishment before it can wreak havoc on your finances.

Contact our team of Tacoma wage garnishment attorneys for a free consultation. Put a stop to harassing phone calls and an end to the threat of wage garnishment by allowing our Pierce County lawyers to protect you from corporate creditors that refuse to treat you fairly.