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Stop Wage Garnishment Through Ohio Bankruptcy



Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Can End Wage Garnishments


Are your wages being garnished by your creditors? This often occurs when creditors obtain a judgment for monetary damages and the court orders your employer to garnish your wages. This commonly happens to those who have fallen behind on credit card payments, medical bills, lawsuits, and other debts.  Additionally, some debts such as unpaid income taxes can be garnished from your wages without a court order.


Bankruptcy's Automatic Stay Ends Wage Garnishments

If your wages are being garnished, petitioning to file bankruptcy with the Federal Bankruptcy court can end most wage garnishments. When you file for an Ohio chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy an automatic stay goes into effect. The automatic stay prohibits creditors from pursuing collection activities against you, including wage garnishments and harassing phone calls. This includes all unsecured debts such as credit cards, hospital bills, and lawsuits, and even includes IRS wage garnishments for back income taxes.


Once a bankruptcy case has been filed with the federal bankruptcy court, any post-petition wage garnishment will be returned to the debtor.  A creditor’s failure to return post-petition garnished wages is a violation of the automatic stay.


In addition, any pre-petition wage garnishment collected by a creditor during the 90 day period prior to filing the bankruptcy may be retrieved by the trustee. In the event that the bankruptcy trustee chooses not to pursue the pre-petition garnished wages, the debtor may take action against the creditor.




If you have received notification of a wage garnishment or have a judgment against you from a lawsuit, now is the time to contact the Columbus Ohio bankruptcy attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices to get the wage garnishment stopped today. Your Columbus, Ohio wage garnishment attorney will discuss with you your debt relief and bankruptcy options, and if filing for bankruptcy is right for your situation, we can get the wage garnishment against you ended. Call (614) 523-3106 today to speak with a Columbus, Ohio attorney and end your wage garnishment.

Sheppard Law Offices

The Columbus, Ohio bankruptcy debt relief and taxation law office of Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located just inside I-270 off of Cleveland Ave. Our offices provide a short drive from throughout Central Ohio including counties of Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Marion, Licking, & Fairfield. We regularly serve  Debt  & Tax needs of clients from  Columbus, Westerville, Bexley, Dublin, Sunbury, Delaware, Fredericktown, Johnstown, Centerberg, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Grandview, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Groveport, Pickerington, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, Groveport, Lewis Center, Worthington, Granville, the Short North, Hilliard, Plain City, Grove City, Newark, Mt. Vernon, Canal Winchester, and Lancaster.

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Telephone: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Telephone: (740) 345-7138

Akron-Canton Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Telephone: (330) 409-2876

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone: (740) 392-0404

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