Date Received: 2017-06-23T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Today I received a notice of a court date to attempt to garnish wages from my wife thru her employer. I received this notice even though I provided the debt collection law firm with proof as to why I am exempt under Wisconsin Law, ( maybe Federal as well ). The firm attempted to garnish my wife ‘s wages for a debt that I owe from about XXXX years ago. They sent the paperwork to her employer. I responded to the attempt and stopped it by answering questions on a form. The reasons I gave were, ( garnishing wages would prevent us from paying our mortgage and utilities and leave us no money for food for our family of XXXX, XXXX adults and XXXX children ). ( I am exempt from garnishment as I receive public assistance in the form of energy assistance ) I provided this law firm, first, with copies of my wife ‘s payroll stubs, energy disconnect notice, copy of mortgage payment statement from mortgage bank to prove how much we paid. I then provided them with a receipt of the energy assistance that I am receiving from the agency in my community. I contacted them today after receiving the notice from the courts of the hearing and asked them why they were proceeding even though I provided them with XXXX different forms of proof. The debt collector told me that the receipt from the agency that gave me the energy assistance was not sufficient. I asked him why and what he wanted to make it sufficient. He then refused to provide me with what would be sufficient and told me to take it up with an attorney. I followed the guidelines that are required for providing this debt collection firm with proof as to why I/my wife are exempt from garnishment and they refuse to accept this proof and refuse to tell me what they would accept. They know that their actions are humiliating to my wife at her plasce of employment and they continue to attempt to collect this debt thru this method even though I am exempt under the law. They are pressing with a court date to further harass me and my wife by dragging us into court to prove something that ‘s been proven already. I have also attempted to set up some sort of payment plan and they have refused this offer instead pushing ahead with the garnishment attempt. I can provide proof in the form of paper copies of everything I have stated.
Company: Kohn Law Firm S.C.
State/Zip: WI 530XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2557757
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