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Can I File Bankruptcy on My Federal Student Loans to Stop My Wage Garnishment?

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“Dear Steve, Wage garnishment has been in effect for almost two years. I was always told that you cannot file bancruptcy on fed student loans…is this true? Currently i am garnished for 25% every two weeks. I no longer can afford my home car etc. Im losing everything. I have filed bankruptcy before and would prefer not to do it ... Read More »

I Was Scared With Wage Garnishment and Paid Again a Debt I Previous Settled

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“Dear Steve, I used to have various payday loans back in 2009-2010 that I settled through a company but somehow back in April of this year, I received a called from my HR Department to let me know that my salary was about to be garnished by an agency because I had a balance of $600; even though I requested ... Read More »

My Car Was Repossessed, My Wages are Garnished and I’m Not Sure if Bankruptcy is Right for Me. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, I have gotten myself into some serious financial problems. While I know that mine is not as bad as some I am behind on every bill and my car was repossessed last night. I am a single mother to 3 girls and I yes I do have a full time job. My husband passed away in 2003 so ... Read More »

How Can I Get Out of This Judgment and Wage Garnishment?

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“Dear Steve, In 2008, at the age of 18, I moved out of home, into an apartment with a roommate. The rent was high ($1300/mo), and about 4-5 months into the lease, my roommate’s work started to decline. One morning, she up and moved out, and with management (which has since changed, and the rates have lowered) being completely unhelpful, ... Read More »

My Pay is Being Garnished for My Ex-Husbands Debt I Went Along With. – Alisha

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“Dear Steve, In 2006 before my ex-husband and I were married, we obtained a personal loan as joint in the amount of $6,000.00. This loan was initially for him and he made the payments, but I agreed to use my vehicle as collateral. My ex-husband stopped making the payments and as a result my car was repossed and auctioned off ... Read More »

My 24 Year Old Student Loans are Unmanageable and Ballooned. – JoAnne

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“Dear Steve, 24 years ago I left college owing about 9000.00 in student loans. Over the years I was not able to pay and it ballooned to 20,000.00. I have been working the last seven years. For the past five years my wages have been garnished. I have tried to find out who has my loan but have been unable ... Read More »

An Old Discover Credit Card Account is Going to Garnish My Wages. – Steve

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“Dear Steve, I have an outstanding debt of 3500.00 to discovery card. they won a judgment against me in 2003 but i was living out of state and was never served. now they are going to garnish my wages. i just found out about this today and there is no way i can afford this. please help. thank you. Steve” ... Read More »

I Got a Salary Garnishment from Discover Card. – David

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“Dear Steve, I quit paying on my Discover Card back in 2001 because the company I was paying 75 a mo. to scammed me and the balance actually went up after fees and such. I do admit I owed about 1100. left on it but because of the situation I stopped. Now in Oct. another company Weltman, Weinberg and Reis ... Read More »

American General Sued Us and Now Wants to Garnish Our Wages. – Vicki

“Dear Lewis, We were sued by American General after becoming 2 payments behind. Our biggest problem at the time was New Leaf Debt, that ended up with $5,800 plus. They sent us an email stating to avoid any communication with our creditors. The attorney for American General told us there was no reason for either of us to attend the ... Read More »

US Bank Credit Card Got a Judgment and Wage Garnishment on My Fiancee. –

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“Dear Steve, My fiance had an Old US Bank credit card debt of 6-7K. They have filed a judgment against her and now wage garnishment are in action. She was told 25% of her pay every week would be taken out. Everything was going well, she got promoted at work, called creditors to take care of some old debt and ... Read More »

My Son Just Got Garnished for a Really Old Debt. – Bill

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“Dear Steve, My son, who has always resided in Florida, had a GM credit card that was revoked in February, 1997. At some point, GM purportedly assigned their claim to Household Finance Corporation. Either GM or a purported assignee filed a collection action in 1998. My son was never served. They got a judgment (I assume the judgment was dated ... Read More »

I Had Lost My Job and Was Living on Credit Cards. Now I’m Getting My Wages Garnished. – Deana

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“Dear Steve, Lived on a credit card for several months after loss of job in 2004, have not been able to replace income, now working for 1/2 the pay. Cannot get back on my feet. Also currently have Colorado tax garnishment withheld from my pay. Credit card company is now attempting to get a judgement against me. If the maximum ... Read More »

I Had a Judgment Against Me From American Express and Platinum Services. – Mary

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“Dear Steve, After being unemployed for a year, I was hired as a CNA at a Long Term Care Facility. In 2003, I received a judgement against me from Platinum Services, ie, American Express. Due to an agressive illness,I had been paying an agreement through the company, but it was less than the minimun payment. I did not have the ... Read More »

Can They Garnish My Wages When I Work in PA But Live in NJ? – Greg

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“Dear Steve, I have wage garnishment for alimony about a 1/4 of my disposable income. I live in New Jersey but work in Pa. I know there are limits that can be garnishment ;must my garnishment for alimony be accounted towards that limit. Can I be garnish for debts since I work in Pa and pa does not permitted wage ... Read More »

I’ve Heard if I’m Behind on My Credit Card Account I’m More Likely to Get a Pay Garnishment. – Kat

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“Dear Steve, I have been following stories on debt lawsuits (unsecured credit card debt) and especially like this one NYT wrote here. One of the 200+ comments that followed mentioned something about since the new CitiBank president entered the picture, the objective is to sue all debt defaulters. How do you know when you’re a target for a debt lawsuit? ... Read More »

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