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Are there any states where the court is not allowed to garnish your wages for a civil judgment?

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2005-09-05 02:15:24
2005-09-05 02:15:24

Yes, Texas, Pennsylvania, South Carolina. North Carolina does not have a law directly prohibiting wage garnishment, but the specifics of the garnishment law make it nearly impossible for such action to be taken.

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