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Which US states allow wage garnishment?
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If you work in a state that allows garnishing of wages but live in state that does not can a credit card company garnish your wages?
Maybe. In general the laws of the debtor's resident state have to be followed. However, some states have laws which will allow such an action.
Garnishing Wages In certain states your wages cannot be garnished for certain liabilities. For instance, if you owe taxes, they will garnish your wages, if you o…we child support and have been a deadbeat parent, they will garner your wages, however, there are some jurisdictions that will not garnish your wages for certain unsecured debt. More input from FAQ Farmers: * Florida but only if you are head of household. * South Carolina, too! * Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas do not allow wage garnishment for creditor debt. Florida does not have specific laws prohibiting the action, but does have laws that make it very difficult for wage garnishment against the "head of household." * Kansas - Special "purchased paper" law. Basically, if an account is sold to another company *BEFORE* judgment, a wage garnishment is not allowed. If an account is sold to another company *AFTER* judgment, then a wage garnishment is allowed.
North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. The exceptions to wage garnishment in these states are..taxes, child support, Federal student loans, court ordered fines or …restitution for debt incurred by a criminal act. According to the North Carolina Department of Labor's website, North Carolina Courts cannot order garnishments for debts other than taxes, child support, and student loans. However, if a court outside of North Carolina orders a garnishment for wages based on a judgment for credit card debt, North Carolina employers must honor the garnishment. Under North Carolina law, an employer may be ordered to withhold wages from an employee and pay them to a creditor for the following types of debts: taxes, student loans, child support, alimony, and payment of ambulance services in certain North Carolina counties. However, the courts of North Carolina are not permitted to order an employer to withhold wages for other types of debts such as car loans, credit card debt, and other personal debt items. While the North Carolina courts are not permitted to garnish wages based on these debts, creditors in other states may be able to get an order of garnishment under their own states' laws. It is not a violation of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act for an employer to withhold an employee's wages if required to do so by law. If a court from another state issues a valid order under that state's laws requiring an employer to withhold a North Carolina employee's wages for payment of a debt, the employer does not violate the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act by obeying that order.
Answer None, all states allow wage garnishment if it pertains to child support, spousal maintenance, state and federal taxes
Answer All US states allow income garnishment for court ordered child support.
All states EXCEPT: NC, SC, TX and PA.
Creditors can garnish wages in the state of Washington. However, they first have to go through the court system and get a judgment.
Yes, the state of California does allow wage garnishments. An attorney can help you stop any wage garnishments that you may have.
What is the maximum percentage allowable on a wage garnishment with child support garnishment in the State of Oklahoma?
The maximum percentage allowable is 65 percent. This can only be taken out if the garnishee does not support a second family and owes more than 12 weeks of back child supp…ort. If the garnishee does support a second family, the maximum is 55 percent if he owes more than 12 weeks of back child support, and 50 percent if he does not.
Texas Wage Garnishment Wages cannot be attached or garnished, except for child support. Income that is not a wage can be garnished or ordered turned over to a receive…r. Bank accounts, rents and royalties can be garnished. Exemptions include social security benefits. WARNING For individuals living in Texas who are paid from an out of state location, there is case law (Baumgardner vs. Sou Pacific 177 S.W. 2d 317) to support taking a judgment from Texas, domesticating the judgment in the foreign state, then filing the wage garnishment there. Many creditors have used this strategy successfully.
Sure. Texas has pretty much the same laws as other states when it comes to debts.
There are no states that do. This is a matter for a federal judge since it deals with banks and debits. The credit card company would have to secure a judgment against you in …a state court and request a lean against your tax returns or employment garnishments before they can take your bank accounts. Contact an attorney, he may be able to protect your from any garnishments.
I have just went through this exact problem. Back in 1998, i purchased a car from Ford Motor in Louisiana. I had problems with the car and it was considered a voluntary …reposession...this is not on my credit. Apparently, Ford sued me for the difference owed and the amount they sold the car for and said that they served me with papers. They lied because I live overseas for about 4 years then moved to Texas...I never once received anything about this...About 1 week ago I get a letter from my employer in Texas stating that my wages are being garnished 25% from Ford Motor Credit....My payroll dept forwarded me the info, and they had began to garnish 200.00 per week from my paycheck. I called to the attorneys that Ford hired to try and get this issue resolved and the garnishment lifted and they completely acted a fool with me. But after doing some research TEXAS PROHIBITS WAGE GARNISHMENT TO CREDITORS!!! These attorneys had manipulated the system saying that I worked in Louisiana in order to get the judgment signed and garnishment approved. Now, they can't get anything right now. So they will settle when I can afford to settle with them.
Yes. After the wage garnisment is served the first 30 days of wages are totally exempt from attachment. After 30 days the garnishment can be a maximum of 25% of disposable inc…ome. Garnishments must run consecutively. Garnishment for child support arrearages is not considered a "true garnishment" therefore a creditor garnishment can run concurrently with the child support. Child support garnishment amounts will not be reduced due to another garnishment order.
The state follows federal guidelines for wage garnishment. The maximum amount is 25% of the garnishee's disposable income. Please note: Creditor garnishments must run consecut…ively. However, garnishment orders for child support, tax arrearages and in some states spousal maintenance can run concurrently with a creditor garnishment.
I'm not aware of any State that doesn't provide for garnishment of wages for child support.