Cleveland, OH asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Ohio

Q: Hello David. My question would be should the garnishment been taken out of my short term disability ?

If not how could I go about getting that money back?

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Joseph Michael Romano
Joseph Michael Romano
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: There is no exemption in Ohio to protect short term disability payments (received from an insurance company, I presume) from being attached. The only way you can get it back would be to file a bankruptcy (presuming you are having financial difficulties (consult a bankruptcy attorney) and getting the money back as a preference payment, presuming a Chapter 7 Trustee abandons it.

A lot of jargon in this response. Consult an attorney if bankruptcy is an option.

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