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Due to unfortunate circumstances, our firm is closing its doors. If you are looking to hire legal representation in Kansas we are currently referring clients to Skinner Law Firm and/or Coons & Crump, if you are looking to hire legal representation in Missouri we are currently referring clients to The Sader Law Firm. Thank you.

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Wage Garnishments & Tax Levies

Kansas City & Johnson County Bankruptcy Lawyers Help You Get Back on Your Feet: (913) 742-8700

When you are facing stressful financial issues, having your wages garnished or having tax levies put on you by the IRS can only add additional headaches.

We can stop an existing garnishment or tax levy on your paycheck or bank accounts within days of filing your case.

Whether you are facing the IRS or if you need help protecting your assets against seizure and garnishment, it is important that you have a skilled legal ally on your side. Call Moore & Associates, LLC at (913) 742-8700 or contact us online today!

What Is a Garnishment?

There are two types of garnishments:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Bank account garnishment

What Is Wage Garnishment?

A wage garnishment is a method of collecting money on a debt where the creditor (entity or person that is owed) takes the money directly out of the paycheck of the debtor (the person that owes the money).

In order to do this, the creditor must obtain a judgment in state court against the debtor and then they must apply for a writ of garnishment (order from the court to garnish) that is sent to the debtor’s employer.

Shortly after the employer receives the writ of garnishment, money is deducted from the debtor’s paychecks until the debt is paid. There are limits on the amount of money that can be taken out of the debtor’s paycheck.

These limits vary based on:

  • The type of debt
  • The state law (Kansas and Missouri differ slightly)
  • Whether the debtor has dependents or not in Missouri

What Is Bank Account Garnishment?

A bank account garnishment, on the other hand, allows the creditor to take money out of the debtor’s bank account to satisfy a debt.

The creditor must go through the state courts to obtain a bank account garnishment in the same manner as they would for a wage garnishment. The creditor can pull money out of the debtor’s bank account any number of times until the debt is paid in full.

How Do I Protect Myself from Garnishment or Levies?

Moore & Associates, LLC can stop a garnishment or tax levies by filing a bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.

In most cases, we are able to stop the garnishment on any paycheck received 10 days after the filing of your bankruptcy case and any money taken after that time will be refunded.

Contact our Kansas City and Johnson County bankruptcy attorneys at (913) 742-8700 today. Discover your options and schedule your free initial consultation.

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