Monroe Township, NJ asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for New Jersey

Q: If a judge it's a court order the 2% of wages can be garnished how is it possible that the plaintiff attorney could then

Say screw you judge I'm going to take 100% of your wages by freezing the bank account isn't that contempt of court isn't that directly Define the judge how could it possibly be legal

1 Lawyer Answer
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The difference is a wage garnishment vs a levy. Wage garnishment is up to 10% of weekly pay. A levy is on an asset, including a bank account. It does not matter that it is wages, because unless it is social security, it is not exempt. Hope you see the difference

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