Florida Wage Garnishments occur when a creditor takes legal action to seize a portion of your wages, bank account, or other assets. In Florida wage garnishment cases, the creditor will contact your employer and have your employer deduct a specified amount of money from your check each week which now gets forwarded to the creditor. Wage garnishment is not permitted in all 50 states, however in the state of Florida, it is a legal method of debt collection. Fortunately, you have many legal options to prevent or stop wage garnishments from occurring.
If you are threatened with a wage garnishment or your wages are already being garnished, contact Florida Law Advisers for help. Our team of attorneys will aggressively defend your rights to end the wage garnishment.Before a creditor can obtain a garnishment, the creditor must receive a court order allowing them to collect the debt. The court order will allow the garnishment to continue until the amount owed is paid in full or until you take legal action to stop the garnishment. There are many types of debt that are eligible for a wage garnishment with the most common being: unpaid child support, judgments from private lawsuits, taxes, and medical bills.