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Stop Wage Garnishment—Experienced Garnishment Lawyers
The thought of wage garnishment frightens most people. They worry that their employers and colleagues will find out about their finances. They wonder if they could be fired and hope they have some options. We can provide those options to stop wage garnishments.
Experienced Wage Garnishment & Bankruptcy Attorney
At Urban & Burt, Ltd., our Illinois attorneys undertake bankruptcy filings. Led by Edmund G. Urban III, a lawyer with over 40 years of legal experience, our bankruptcy team helps clients whose indebtedness has resulted in wage garnishment. We institute Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings for clients who are experiencing or facing wage garnishment.
Stop Garnishment With the Automatic Stay
Bankruptcy is an excellent tool for dealing with a creditor who is seeking to have debts deducted from an employee’s paycheck. Not only is it possible to eliminate or reduce debts through bankruptcy, but filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 can immediately stop wage garnishment. The bankruptcy law includes a provision for an automatic stay that stops creditors from trying to collect debts in any way, including by garnishing the debtor’s wages. The automatic stay begins with the filing of the bankruptcy petition. If a creditor tries to garnish an employee’s wages after the petition has been filed, our lawyers can help. We enforce the automatic stay on behalf of our clients, making sure that a creditor stops wage garnishment. The automatic stay also stops harassing and threatening phone calls and demand letters. Contact the Oak Forest wage garnishment attorneys at 708-381-5426 to learn more about our Illinois law firm and how we help clients stop creditors from garnishing their wages. As a full-service law firm, we are also able to help clients with other legal matters that may not have a bankruptcy component.
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