Atlanta, GA asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia

Q: Can my employer still take out garnishments, after I have filed for bankruptcy? I have the letter from court.

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1 Lawyer Answer

A. J. Mitchell

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Snellville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Once one files for bankruptcy, all garnishments and other collection actions are subject to an automatic stay and thus must stop. Generally, funds garnished after a bankruptcy filing must be returned to the debtor(s). It would be helpful to refer this matter to your bankruptcy attorney if you have one.

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