Common Questions

Garnishment

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Definitions
What is a garnishment?
How is a garnishment obtained?
What is Wage Garnishment?
What wages are subject to garnishment?
Is there a limit to the amount that can be garnished from my wages?
Can my employer fire me because my wages are being garnished?
What is a bank account garnishment?
What happens when a bank account is garnished?
Are there protections for the federal benefits I receive (e.g. Social Security, SSI, VA)?
Is any of my money protected or exempt from garnishment?
What should I do if I receive a notice of garnishment?