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What happens to my child support payments if I file bankruptcy?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Getting divorced has financial implications on everyone involved, particularly for parents. One or two incomes may have supported a single household when a couple is married, but that same amount of money may not support two separate households as easily. Further, one parent can be ordered to make child support payments which can prove to be completely overwhelming.

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Are there limits to how much of my wages can be garnished?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Friday, March 20, 2015.

If you owe money to creditors, one option they have to get that debt repaid is through a process called wage garnishment. Creditors may pursue this option if you have not responded to other types of request for payment, though they will still need a court order to intercept money paid by your employer.

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Report: Wage garnishment for debts has doubled since 2007

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Financial strain takes a toll on Georgia families every day. As people try to recovery from the economic recession, debt continues to make this very difficult. In some cases, people learn that their wages will have to be garnished to repay debts, which only makes the pursuit of financial stability that much more of a challenge.

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Bankruptcy's automatic stay can stop wage garnishment

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Having your wages or bank account garnished by creditors can be frightening, especially since you probably are already dealing with huge debt problems by that point. With less money coming in, how are you supposed to get a handle on your bills?

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Can your wages be garnished for failure to make debt payments?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Being in debt can be one of the most upsetting experiences a person can face. It can create serious levels of stress, marital strife and very real fears about the future. Unfortunately, it is something that millions of Americans struggle with on a daily basis.

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Garnished wages could be sent to nursing homes on parents' behalf

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Could a nursing home feasibly sue you for your parents’ inability to pay their own nursing care bills? Believe it or not, they actually could. Depending on the laws of your state, filial responsibility laws could make you legally responsible to pay for the care of your parents if they can’t or don’t pay for themselves. These laws have been around for a while, but they’re being enforced more and more as long-term health care becomes a greater burden.

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Don't let wage garnishment make a Scrooge out of you

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

The holidays are upon us. For many in Georgia, lights and music fill the air with magic and promise. But for some people, holiday traditions bring suffocating feelings of stress and anxiety. The bills are stacking up, and so are the added holiday expenses. Your paycheck just doesn't seem to add up.

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Owner of shady debt collection agency in Atlanta area is arrested

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Atlanta residents who struggle with debt may be surprised to learn that federal law actually bans debt collectors from threatening and harassing debtors. Many debtors in Georgia have been subjected to creditor harassment and other illegal debt collection tactics, without knowing that they are protected from such treatment by law. When a person begins to face wage garnishment, liens or aggressive communications from debt collectors, it can be critical to contact a debt relief and bankruptcy attorney in order to protect one's rights.

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Medical debt collectors try to move toward fair debt collection

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Many Atlanta residents have been subjected to invasive and meddlesome medical debt collection practices, such as wage garnishment and harassment. There is little that is more stressful than screening one's calls in an effort to avoid debt collectors, and worrying that one's employer might be contacted for a garnishment order.

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Internet payday lenders under scrutiny in Georgia

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Last week, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens sued several payday lenders, seeking to stop the lenders from doing business in the state. Here in Georgia, it is illegal to make payday loans under the Pay Day Lending Act.

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How does wage garnishment affect your credit report?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Monday, June 10, 2013.

One of the main concerns that people have when they are behind on loan payments or have past-due credit card balances is how the situation will affect their credit scores down the road. In some cases borrowers can see a way out or have already begun proactively pursuing a solution like a loan modification before they have fallen into default, and in that situation the process may not have a major impact on someone's credit score.

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Avoid tax liens by coming clean

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Liens on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

When Atlanta residents encounter tough economic times, it can be difficult to find the funds to pay for basic expenses or to stay current on bills. For some, this means figuring how which payments can wait and which cannot and trying to prioritize and pay off the most urgent bills. Many people make the mistake of thinking that taxes are not a particularly urgent bill, believing what they have heard second hand or from a friend that the IRS is slow to react and may never notice a year of a missing income tax return.

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