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Lake County Wage Garnishment Attorney

What is wage garnishment?

Creditors are hardly lenient when it comes to consumers who have fallen behind on their payments. At first, they may send collection letters or call you frequently to remind you that you are behind. When consumers take too long to pay a creditor or collection agency, however, the creditor might take more drastic action.

Wage garnishments are some of the most invasive and extreme forms of debt collection. To garnish your wages, a creditor must obtain a judgment from the court and present it to your employer, who will withhold a portion of your earnings and pay it to your creditor instead of you. Indiana follows federal wage garnishment laws, which means that your creditor could garnish your income by taking one of the following:

  • 25% of your disposable earnings after deductions
  • The amount by which your weekly disposable earnings exceed 30 times the federal hourly minimum wage.

How to Stop Wage Garnishment in Indiana

Wage garnishment is legal in some cases, but it can also be a violation of your consumer rights if it causes you undue hardship. An attorney from Fugate Law Firm can help you work with your creditor to stop wage garnishment by proving that it makes it difficult for you to live. Our firm can also help you get back on top of your debt so that you creditors no longer bother you.

Bankruptcy is one of the best ways to stop wage garnishment because an automatic stay is placed on all collection attempts the moment you retain a Lake County bankruptcy attorney. By filing for bankruptcy, your debts will also be discharged so that you no longer owe anything and can focus on credit repair instead.

Hire a Wage Garnishment Lawyer in Porter County, IN

Don't let your creditor step all over your rights by garnishing your wages. Speak with an attorney from Fugate Law Firm today to learn how you can stop wage garnishment and get rid of your debt for good. We practice in Hobart, Lake County, and Porter County. Contact us as soon as possible to set up a free case evaluation and learn how we can help!

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Fugate Law Firm - Northwest Indiana Bankruptcy Attorney
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