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Can you be sued for credit card debt in Texas?


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2008-09-04 18:31:42
2008-09-04 18:31:42

Yes. The credit card company can get a judgment against you from the court ordering you to pay the debt. If you can't, your wages can be garnished. In a situation like this, it's best to proacticontact the lender and work out a payment plan rather than have it turned over to a court. Texas does not allow wage garnishment unless it is the only method for a creditor to execute a judgment. The state does allow levy of bank accounts (including joint accounts) seizure and sale of non exempt property belonging to the debtor, and liens against real property (but not a forced sale of a primary residence). Texas is a community property state which means that in some instances joint marital property can be seized, levied or have a lien placed against it when only one spouse is the debtor. I work in the business in Texas and no your property cannot be seized or bank account cannot be levied for a credit card debt LUCKILY, TEXAS IS THE ONLY STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW WAGE GARNISHMENTS BY CREDIT CARD COMPANYS. WAGES CAN ONLY BE GARNISHED FROM THE IRS OR FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

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