Tag Archive: garnishment

“Automatic” Protection from Your Creditors

Many bankruptcy attorney ads say: “Stop garnishments.” “Stop foreclosures.” “Stop repossessions.” So bankruptcy stops all those bad things. But is it as good as it sounds? How does it really work?

Be sure you file bankruptcy at the right time

Sometimes the timing of your bankruptcy filing hardly matters, but other times it’s huge.

Is a Creditor Getting a Judgment Against You?

What you don’t know CAN hurt you, if it’s a judgment against you by a creditor.

When a bankruptcy filing does NOT stop collection actions

Your bankruptcy filing can stop all your creditors’ collection actions against you. Or can it?
Isn’t a bankruptcy filing supposed to stop all your creditors’ collection efforts against you and your property? Yes, and in fact in many cases a bankruptcy filing does exactly that. Stopping collection efforts is a benefit of […]

Tip income can’t necessarily be garnished in New Jersey

I have to admit, I picked this case for this post mainly because of its cool name, Big M, Inc. t/a Annie Sez v. Texas Roadhouse Holding, LLC. But it also has something interesting to say about debt collection.
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided Big M on July 16, 2010. The issue in […]

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