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The back wages will not be released to the employee until the bankruptcy is discharged and the employer is notified by the court that the arrearages have been exempted from seizure.

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Q: If your wages were garnished and your employer is holding the money in an account how do you get the money released to you after bankruptcy has been awarded?
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Can people in bankruptcy have a bank account?

yes you can and most times it may be needed if you are filing a chapter 13 and you want the payments to be garnished directly from your account

What is the meaning of garnished account?

A garnished account is an account that has been levied. Many accounts are garnished as a result of past due taxes or child support.

Can a minor's bank acct be garnished?

No, a minors bank account can not be garnished, if they are the only person on the account. If this is a joint account and the non-minor is subject to a judgment then it can be levied or garnished.

Can a bank account be garnished if the name is different on the judgemnet?

yes a bank account can be garnished if the name is different

Can your checking account be garnished without wages coming in?

if you account is being garnished you would have an order from the court in your area.. Unless it Federal

Can the spouse be garnished?

in the state of Georgia, can a spouse wages be garnished if they are no longer together and is not on the account?

Can money be garnished from your business bank account for a shortage on foreclosure?

Whether your money can be garnished depends on the type of business you have. If you have a corporation, your personal liabilities are separate from your business liabilities, which means your corporation's bank account will not be garnished.

Can a bank account be garnished more than once?

A bank account can be garnished by one creditor at a time. Levies on bank accounts remain until the debt is paid in full. They can put a "freeze" on your bank acct everyday if they want. I found this out. Keep your money out of the bank. Im going bankrupt and my lawyer said to let the bank fees go into your bankruptcy

Can bank account five dollars or less be garnished?

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Can my bank account be garnished?

Yea. But I think if you have another persions name on it a co owner, they can't bother it. Yes, your bank account can be garnished if you owe child support.

If a collection agency freezes your bank account and on the next day you file for bankruptcy can they still freeze your money?

A collection agency, or any party, can only freeze your bank account IF they have sued your first and won a judgment against you. If you file for bankruptcy, it will not immediately release the levy on the account. The court that rendered the judgment must be notified of the bankruptcy filing, as well as the judgment creditor. The account could remain frozen until the outcome of your bankruptcy. If your bankruptcy, and the judgment debt is discharged, then the bank account must be released. It is possible to release a levy before discharge, but it will usually require the bankruptcy attorney to do it.

Should an account discharged in bankruptcy have a status of closed and if it still says open is this hurting you?

In this instance the account would generally be noted as "included in bankruptcy. The impact the open account would have is insignificant, compared to the bankruptcy.

Can your home be garnished if jointly owned by your wife?

A home cannot be garnished. Your wages or bank account could be garnished. Your home would be liened. Whether or not a lien can be placed depends on who is seeking funds from you and why.

Can a bank account be garnished for auto default?

Depends on the laws in your state.

Can your bank account for salary be garnished for hospital bills?

If they get a judgement, yes

How do you open a bank account after bankruptcy so your employer can use direct deposit for your paycheck?

It is highly unlikely any bank will allow a consumer to open an account under such conditions even though the debt was discharged in bankruptcy. Perhaps the person has a trusted family member who would allow them to use their account. It might be possible to be placed on another person's account although this action is not always the safest option for either party.

Can wages be garnished if you live in Texas?

No Texas does not allow wages to be garnished, however the person or company can get a judgment against you and take the money from your bank account.

Can a joint bank account held by two unmarried people be garnished in MA?

Whether you're married or not a joint bank account can be garnished in MA. Garnishments are ordered on the individual's financial accounts and essentially can apply to any form of bank account they own.Ê

In the State of Michigan can a joint checking account be garnished if only one person on the account has the judgment against them?


Does filing bankruptcy stop garnishment of wages due to judgment on credit card debt?

Filing bankruptcy can stop a garnishment immediately. Ifall funds that have been garnished have been properly exempted, the garnished funds can even be returned to the debtor. When a bankruptcy is filed, a special provision of the bankruptcy code kicks in and stops all creditor action to collect a debt. The special provision of the bankruptcy code is Section 362 and is called "the Automatic Stay". The Automatic Stay is a court order to all creditors to stop collecting debts immediately. When a paycheck or bank account is garnished, money is taken from the paycheck or other account and held until a certain time when the money is supposed to be delivered to court and turned over to the creditor. The date that the creditor is supposed to pick up the garnished funds in court is often called "the return date". If a bankruptcy is filed before the return date set for the garnishment, the garnishment is immediately stopped and the creditor cannot continue to collect the debt through the garnishment method. However, understand that the debt the garnishment is paying isn't extinguished or will be resolved in the BK. The above probably won't apply to child support or such...which rightfully gets no breaks.

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Can your bank account be garnished if you are paying but owe back child support?


In bankruptcy can they get into your bank account?

This is why your claim bankruptcy. The automatic stay will stop judgment holders from issuing a levy on goods and chattels. Simply put, no. They can not levy an account from a debtor that is protected under the bankruptcy code.

Can you keep an account and not list it in a bankruptcy?


Can wifes pay be garnished for husbands debt?

If the debt is on a shared account, then yes, the wife's pay can be garnished even if the husband was the one who ran the debt up.