Wage garnishment is a legal procedure in which a person’s earnings are required by court order to be withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt. Common sources of wage garnishment are consumer debts, student loans, and child support. Until the debt has been resolved by being paid in full or by another resolution, your wages will be withheld.

Two Types Of Wage Garnishments

The two different types of garnishments are federal law-based garnishments and state law-based garnishments.

Bankruptcies, creditor garnishments, federal tax levies, federal administrative garnishments, and federal student loans are all examples of federal garnishments.

On the other hand, child support, alimony, state, and municipal taxes and student loans would be examples of state law-based garnishments.

What To Do When You Get A Garnishment Judgment

First things first, you should carefully read the garnishment judgment to ensure that all of the information is accurate from the IRS and make sure it’s not something you’ve already paid off and that it’s currently your tax debt. There are three ways you can go about your garnishment judgment.

Challenge The Judgment

You’re able to challenge the wage garnishment judgment in court if you believe that the garnishment truly made an error or is being carried out incorrectly. You’d have to act quickly though because there’s a deadline of 5 business days to contest the ruling of garnishment judgment.

Come To A Different Agreement With Creditors

You can change the flow of your playing field just by one conversation with your creditor. Consumers tend to underestimate the power of a conversation. Take a look at your budget, inspect the amount you owe, and how much of it you can pay, and then give your creditor a call to see if there’s any possible way to work out a payment plan that works for you. Communication between your creditor is important as a consumer.

Accept The Garnishment Judgment & Pay

The garnishment can be satisfied in either full or in installments as the judgment specified.

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