Wage garnishments are mandatory deductions from someone’s income to pay off debts they incurred; however, if someone is in a financial crisis a bankruptcy filing puts an automatic stay on these deductions, which prevents creditors from contacting a person about a debt. In certain cases, someone in an active bankruptcy can even recoup previously garnished wages if they were collected within a specific period surrounding the filing. Not long ago, the attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates helped a client during his bankruptcy case where a major area of worry stemmed from the amount taken from his paycheck for wage garnishments.
Cleveland attorney Mathew Alden reviewed the man’s financial details and determined the active bankruptcy indicated that he declared himself insolvent within 90-days of having approximately $3,000 taken from his paychecks, which is the allowable timeframe to have funds returned. Attorney Alden worked on this man’s behalf and notified the company that they mistakenly collected wages during a bankruptcy. As a result of our attorney’s meticulous attention to detail, our client had the funds from the wage garnishments returned, providing some much needed financial assistance.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.