If you owe a debt or money to the IRS, your wages may be legally garnished in an attempt to pay those debts.
Though wage garnishment may not seem fair, it is very legal. However, there must first be a court order initiated to allow the wage garnishment to begin.
The best way to deal with wage garnishment is through prevention.
This means that if you are aware that you owe a debt and are having difficulty paying those financial obligations you should do your best to work out an arrangement with the creditor.
Sometimes, the best way to avoid wage garnishment and work out an arrangement is to have an experienced attorney represent your needs. An attorney can assess your situation and help you determine a strategy that best meets your financial needs, yet ensures that you continue to pay your debt.
If you are facing wage garnishment, it’s important to quickly seek the counsel, advice, and legal representation of an experienced attorney.
Your employer may not fire you because your wages are being garnished.
If you believe that your employer fired you due to wage garnishment, then you should speak with an attorney as your civil rights may have been violated. Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act ensures that you are able to keep your job. However, there are exceptions, specifically if your wages are being garnished for multiple debts. If you have any questions or concerns, your attorney will be able to give you answers.
An experienced attorney is your best defense against wage garnishment, as well as reversing decisions that have already been made.