Wage and Bank Garnishment
If your wages have been garnished, don’t worry. Our attorneys deal with these kinds of cases on a daily basis. We have successfully handled hundreds of wage garnishment cases and are here to help you. If your wages are being garnished, call or email us to set up a consultation. Chances are, our fees for fighting the garnishment are less than the debt collector would take from just your first paycheck.
Generally speaking, a judgment creditor has the right to garnish your paycheck, your bank account or both. In Florida, a creditor can get up to one quarter of your disposable income and in some situations can empty your whole bank account before you even know a case is pending against you.
The typical consumer doesn’t find out his or her bank account is being garnished until the account is frozen. It is the same with wage garnishment. The law is written so that creditors do not have to give you notice of any motion or hearing until the money is already frozen. This means you probably will not know your wages are being garnished until your paycheck is twenty five percent less than you were expecting. There are some very strict procedural timelines for certain types of defenses, so it is important you contact us as soon as you find out your wages might be garnished.
If your wages have been garnished, we will:
- Meet you promptly for a 30 minute consultation
- Evaluate your case
- Advise you on any potential defenses you might have
- Develop a strategy for fighting the garnishment
- Draft all papers necessary to fight the garnishment
- Serve all court papers on the attorneys and the court
- Request a hearing with the court
- Calendar a court date
- Appear in court on your behalf
- Argue your case to the judge
- Fight to have your wages returned or bank account unfrozen
- Draft and serve any court orders wrapping up the garnishment
We’re Here to Serve You
You may have a great deal on your mind during this time, but stopping the garnishment needs to be your first priority. With our attorneys serving as your supportive litigators, you can focus on more important things while we worry about the garnishment.
If your wages are being garnished, we can fight to have the garnishment lifted. There are complex rules to wage garnishment and if the credit card companies do not follow the rules, we fight to vacate the garnishment.
Attorney Giardina working on a garnishment case almost 20 years ago
Frozen Bank Account? Don’t Worry
We have almost 20 years of garnishment experience and have successfully handled hundreds, if not thousands, of garnishment cases. Your consultation is free and we can usually tell you in just a few minutes what your defenses are, what your best defense strategy is and quote you an upfront, flat fee. We are ready to help you today.