- The first option to stopping a wage garnishment is to make arrangements with the creditor to make a one time payment where you will pay the debt in full. This is not something the typical family can afford. If they could have afforded to pay the debt they would likely have done so in the first place.
- The second option is to file for protection under the bankruptcy code. As soon as you file you are protected by the automatic stay which prohibits any further debt collection activities by any creditor. The automatic stay is one of the most powerful consumer protections offered by the federal government.
If you are either facing having your wages garnished or are currently being garnished I recommend that you consult a qualified bankruptcy attorney today. Even if you decide that bankruptcy is not for you it is always better to know ones options than to be ignorant of the help that may be available to you.