You work hard for your wages. Yet the money you make to take care of yourself and your family can be taken away if you owe unpaid debts. In California, certain creditors can garnish your wages, requiring your employer to take a big chunk of your paycheck and put it straight into the hands of those creditors. When that occurs, your ability to support your family is threatened, making an already challenging financial situation even worse, as you fall even more behind in your obligations.
If you are threatened with or living under the debilitating burden of a wage garnishment, there is hope. At The Law Offices Of Thomas K. McKnight, we understand the stress, anxiety, and obstacles that follow a wage garnishment. Fiercely dedicated to the well-being of our Southern California clients and their families, we use our experience and tenacity to resolve and eliminate wage garnishments and position clients for brighter futures.
Who Can Garnish Your Wages?
A wage garnishment is an order from a court or a government agency sent to your employer requiring them to withhold a particular amount from every paycheck and send those funds straight to your creditor. However, California legislation places limits on who can garnish your wages and how much can be taken from each paycheck.
If you owe child support or spousal maintenance, as much as half of your disposable income (the amount you get after your employer pays applicable taxes) can be garnished to satisfy those responsibilities. For student loans, as much as 15 percent of your disposable income from every paycheck can be diverted to the lender. The amount that can be garnished for unpaid taxes can range depending on a number of factors, and numerous garnishments can decrease your income even more.
We Can Help Alleviate the Burden of a Wage Garnishment
Fortunately, California legislation prevents companies from terminating a worker due to a wage garnishment. But that doesn't make life easier if your take-home pay no longer satisfies your needs and responsibilities.
If you are dealing with a wage garnishment or have other issues related to overwhelming debt, we are prepared to help you. Please call The Law Offices Of Thomas K. McKnight today at 1-(800) 466 - 7507 to arrange a free initial consultation. We look forward to helping you.
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