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Stop Wage Garnishment

Stop Wage Garnishment

  • Garnishments are stopped immediately by both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
  • Chapter 7 will not discharge the underlying student loan debt, some tax debt and tax liens causing the garnishment.
    • Garnishments from judgments from consumer debt are not legal in South Carolina with the following exceptions:
      • You work in another state or
      • You were living in another state when the judgment was acquired or moved here during the lawsuit
  • If the garnishment is from tax debt assessed within the last three years or a tax lien, the garnishment may resume after Chapter 7.
    • A tax lien may be valued and paid in Chapter 13 plan to stop the garnishment.
    • The lien will survive on the property that you own prior to the bankruptcy.

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