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Help! I’m Being Garnished! How Bankruptcy Can Help.

You’ve worked hard to earn your money. You receive your paycheck, and you notice that a creditor has garnished a part of your earnings. What can you do?

This article sets forth the process of garnishment and how bankruptcy may help:

1. Garnishment: Once a creditor obtains a judgment against a person, that creditor can issue what is a called a Writ of Garnishment. This Writ of Garnishment can then be served on the person’s work and/or financial institution. The creditor can then garnish a net 25% of a person’s paycheck. The creditor can also garnish funds held in a person’s bank account.

2. Bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy can immediately stop a garnishment. Once a person files for bankruptcy and there is a garnishment in place, I will send the client’s payroll department notice of the bankruptcy and the garnishment will stop immediately.

3. Recovery: When you file bankruptcy, you can recover garnished funds of $600 or more that were garnished in the 90 days prior to the filing of the bankruptcy. For example, I am able to recover garnished funds for clients, which many times will be over $1000.

If you are being garnished, please contact me immediately to stop the garnishment and potentially recover some of the funds that were garnished.


Tom Butcher
Attorney at Law
116 Highway 99 N #101
Eugene, OR 97402
541 762-1967

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Tom Butcher

Tom Butcher is the owner and attorney at Butcher Law Office, LLC. He represents clients in financial distress in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Tom offers a friendly, respectful, and compassionate experience for clients who are in financial and legal distress. Rather than taking a mechanical approach to filing bankruptcy for clients, like other bankruptcy firms, Tom strives to offer a personal, one-on-one experience, where the client’s situation is of utmost importance. Tom believes this personal attention keeps him connected to the community, and serves his clients best during their bankruptcy.
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