Q: My wages are being garnished due to a criminal/civil lawsuit. If I buy a house, could it be taken from me?
I was convicted of vehicle homicide/DUI in 2008. My friend died and his family sued me for $20 million. My wages are garnished at 25% after taxes.
A: You need to talk to a competent attorney about asset protection and exemption rights in whatever State you are going to live in. The exact Deed Grantee will be critical, and you need that lawyer to tell you what to do. Sometimes trusts are useful, but probably not here. The lawyer's advice should only cost a minimal fee, but is essential. You should have already known alot of this. Also keep away from public forums, as this question may alert the creditor. POBox might be needed.
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