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What can you do if a credit card company has a court order to garnish wages?

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βˆ™ 2006-07-31 17:27:15

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If it is a valid judgment garnishment there isn't an alternative unless the garenishment amount constitutes a hardship on the garnishee and/or their dependents. If such is the case a petition and supporting documents can be filed in the court where the garnishment order was issued to request that the amount be reduced.

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