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Answered 2007-02-04 22:46:21

No. The Social Security Administration is the administrator of Title IV and all SS benefits are exempt from creditor attachment. The beneficiary should never commingle exempt income with other monies in a bank account, and if he or she believes they may be subject to a creditor judgment the bank should be notified in writing that the account contains exempted funds.

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Can pension payments be garnished?

The majority of private pensions are exempt or partially exempt from garnishment by judgment creditors not by child support orders or tax arrearage payments. All Social Security, government and military pension benefits are totally exempt from judgment creditor garnishment.

Can a creditor garnish wages in the State of Delaware?

Yes, the state allows wage garnishment by judgment creditors.

Washington state wage garnishment?

Creditors can garnish wages in the state of Washington. However, they first have to go through the court system and get a judgment.

Can your wages be garnished for an unpaid hospital bill?

Probably,in most states after due process has been followed by the creditor/plaintiff meaning a lawsuit was won and a judgment awarded; the judgment can be executed as a wage garnishment. Four states do not allow garnishment by creditors they are North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Does Virginia allow wage garnishment for credit card debt?

Yes, a judgment creditor can execute the judgment as a wage garnishment.

Can creditors garnish your wages or take your house in California?

Yes. California allows income garnishment by judgment creditors. The law also allows a judgment creditor to place a lien on real property owned by the judgment debtor. Generally the homestead exemption will protect a primary residence from a forced sale for debt owed. Judgment creditors rarely request a forced sale of a primary residence because it is a complicated and lengthy process and is seldom profitable enough for implementation.

Is double garnishment from the same employer legal or can it be stopped?

Wage garnishments by creditors must run consecutively not concurrently. The first creditor to execute a judgment as a wage garnishment has priority until the debt is repaid or satisfied. If there are multiple garnishment orders they will be executed according to the writ of judgment status. This does not pertain to a garnishment for child support and sometimes spousal maintenance (alimony) those are separate issues. If such is the case a creditor garnishment can be enforced concurrently (at the same time), with the child support taking priority.

Can a credit union garnish Social Security benefits for a default on a car loan in California?

No. All SS benefits are protected by federal law and are exempt from garnishment by judgment creditors.

Can you stop a garnishment from a civil judgment?

Only by appealing the garnishment order to the court which ordered it.

If a judgment creditor over charged you on a writ of garnishment increasing the interest and the amount to be garnished can the judgment be vacated?

If a judgment creditor over charged you on a writ of garnishment increasing the interest and the amount to be garnished can the judgment be vacated?

Can they garnish your paycheck or tax return for the remaining balance on your repoed van?

A creditor would have no authority regarding a tax refund. But they can file suit and if they win, receive a writ of judgment. They could then use the judgment as a wage garnishment according to the laws of the state where the debtor lives. Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Pennsylvania do not allow wage garnishment by creditors. All other states have established their own garnishment statutes, most follow the federal wage garnishment guidelines.

Where can you find a wage garnishment template?

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What is vacate garnishment order?

Vacating a civil judgment nullifies the court's original decision. If the judgment was levied due to unpaid debt, any garnishment must immediately cease. Read more at Suite101: [ '''Vacating a Civil Judgment For Unpaid Debt Can Stop Garnishment'''] [ '''''']

How do you protect certificates of deposit from judgment creditors?

You can't really protect or hide your assets legally from judgment creditors. It is best to pay your bills on time and try not to get a judgment.

What are judgment excepts to credit card company garnishment?

For California, look in court forms web site and look for judgment exceptions to garnishment. I would do an attachment, but this is not an email. ==========================

How does wage garnishment work?

Simple version: The creditor sues the debtor and is awarded a judgment. The creditor executes the judgment as a wage garnishment. The garnishment papers are served on the garnishee's employer. The employer withholds the amount stated in the garnishment order from the named employee's wages until the debt is satisfied or the garnishment order is no longer valid.

Can a civil lawsuit result in a garnishment?

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Can a creditor with a judgment garnish more than one income?

Certainly, as long as the income belongs to the judgment debtor. A judgment creditor could not enforce a wage garnishment against co-debtor spouses simultaneously. Wage garnishment must run consecutively no concurrently. Likewise a judgment creditor could not execute a wage garnishment against dual income of the judgment debtor(s). For example, if the debtor worked two part time jobs the garnishment could only be enforced as a singular judgment against one of the earnings.

How do you get a garnishment order?

You have to get a judgment against the person in court first.

If you want to start a wage garnishment and already have a Writ of Judgment do you need to follow the laws in the creditor's state or the debtor's state?

You can only conduct a wage garnishment in the state where the judgment was entered. If the debtor lives in another state, you will need to register the judgment where the debtor lives and use the laws of that state to start the wage garnishment.

If a judgment is filed after termination of employment how long before garnishment begins and should you get a new job?

Email me at and ensure that you have a good email address that I can write back to...the answer I am giving is not for a "monitored (possibly creditors) forum.

How do you get a judgment satisfied?

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Can your social security benefits be garnished for a civil case ruling?

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What are the laws in Texas for wage garnishment?

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Can a creditor garnish your wage in Florida?

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