Sutherlin, OR asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Oregon

Q: Why would a debt collector garnish my wages for a certain amount of time and then stop before the debt is paid in full,

only to start again two years later for the same debt on the same case number?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: A Writ of Garnishment for wages expires after 90 days and a new one must be served if the creditor wishes to continue garnishing thereafter. The creditor may garnish (or re-garnish) anytime during the time the Judgment is valid. Interest continues to accrue on the debt of course until the earlier of the Judgment expiring or the debt is paid in full.

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