NPR recently reported that millions of American’s wages are being garnished due to medical debt. According to NPR, “One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting their wages garnished -often over an old credit card debt, medical bill or student loan.”
The recession and its aftermath have fueled an explosion of creditors and collectors pursuing struggling cardholders and other debtors in court, securing judgments that allow them to seize a chunk of even meager earnings. If you are one of these debtors having their wages garnished, or if you are falling behind on your debts, it is time to stop the financial bleeding. It is time to negotiate with the creditors and get a hold of a bankruptcy lawyer who has experience dealing with garnished wages.
If the creditor decides it wants to seize your wages, the debtor has right to appeal. A competent bankruptcy lawyer may be able to stop the wage garnishment. At Cossitt Law, we can help you understand your rights and make sure the judgement is legal. We have many tools that can be used to help lessen the pain of garnishment.
Contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Don’t wait until it is too late. The sooner you take action and contact a lawyer, the more likely you are to have a positive result.