Looking at Wage Garnishments
If you are struggling to make ends meet, the last thing you need to be worrying about is the added stress of a wage garnishment. You work hard every day and the money you earn should be rightfully yours to take home. Unfortunately, the financial struggle of the person who has the garnishment against them is not considered by the courts. The judges often only consider the fact that they owe someone money. There are several ways to put an end to this added stress, so that you can once more take home your entire paycheck and provide for your family and yourself.
Putting an End to It: Keeping Your Money
One way to stop wage garnishments is to file an exemption. When filing an exemption, you will have to prove to the courts that you cannot afford the garnishment and are not making ends meet under it. You will be required to account for all of your bills and expenditures and show where all of your money goes on a monthly basis. Another, more drastic method of ending it is to file for bankruptcy. When you file for bankruptcy, all wage garnishments against you are immediately put to an end.
Protecting Your Rights with a Texas Overtime Lawyer
One of the worst parts of a wage garnishment is the humiliation you may feel when your employer learns of your situation. The law will protect you in this case because it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee because of a wage garnishment. At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we can help you put an end to your wage garnishment.
Fortunately, the law puts a cap on wage garnishments and not more than 25% of your take home pay can be diverted away from your check. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in the areas of overtime law, wage garnishments and
FINRA arbitration and we are ready to advise you on your options with regards to your wage garnishment. Call us today for more information!