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Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop A Wage Garnishment Or Bank Levy?

Almost without exception, the answer is yes, a bankruptcy can stop wage garnishments and bank levies. When the bankruptcy case is filed, a Court order known as the Automatic Stay goes into effect which generally prohibits all collection activities (including garnishments and bank levies). The biggest exception is for child support payments. For most other types of garnishment, filing chapter 7 bankruptcy will provide immediate relief.

To discuss your financial situation and options in more detail, please contact us or use our online scheduler for a free consultation. You may also submit your information for review by a Minnesota bankruptcy attorney.

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