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Defense Against Wage Garnishment

Florida Law Regarding Wage Garnishment

If you are facing a lawsuit and have suffered a default judgment, your creditor is likely entitled to hire a marshal to seize your wages. Wage garnishment means that your employer will be required to restrict your access to a set percentage of your wages and give them directly to your creditor. The amount that can be garnished from your wages will depend on the circumstances of your case and Florida's Wage Garnishment Exemption Statute. Creditors with judgments can generally only take up to 25% of your paycheck.

Under Florida law, wage garnishment can protect accumulated earnings and the current income of the primary financial provider of a family. These exemptions are not automatic and will have to be claimed through the filing of an affidavit with the court. In many cases, creditors cannot get a wage garnishment order until a court judgment has been issued. In some cases, creditors, such as the IRS, can garnish your wages without a court judgment. For further information on how state law affects your wages, schedule a case evaluation with my firm.

Legal Counsel from a Plant City Bankruptcy Lawyer

When your debt leads to collection attempts by your creditor, the first step you should take is to hire my firm to represent you. With the legal assistance of the Law Office of Keith Will Wynne, Esq., you can significantly increase your chances of being able to defeat a debt lawsuit by placing the burden of proof on the plaintiff. Bankruptcy is also a debt relief strategy that can stop wage garnishment. As you face wage garnishment, I can serve as your Plant City bankruptcy lawyer to provide you with information on your rights and the protections you are offered. Call my firm today to end the continuous debt cycle and stop wage garnishment!

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Law Office of Keith Will Wynne, Esq. - Plant City Bankruptcy Lawyer

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