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Can a Debt Collector Garnish My Wages?

Debt collectors have many options to collect debts, one of which is wage garnishment. A wage garnishment, also called a wage attachment, is a court order that requires your employer to withhold a certain amount of money from your paycheck and send it directly to a creditor. In this article, we discuss wage garnishment in…

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Ways to Fight Wage Garnishment in California

If you’ve been sued by a debt collector in California, you are at risk of having your wages garnished. Wage garnishment occurs when a court issues an order that requires your employer to withhold a specific amount of your paycheck and send it directly to a debt collector until your debt is paid off.  Luckily,…

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California Wage Garnishment Basics

A debt collector who alleges that a debtor has failed to repay his or her debt is entitled to file a lawsuit in court to collect the disputed funds. If the debt collector’s lawsuit is successful, the court may order the garnishment of the debtor’s wages until the debt is repaid. As we discuss below,…

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