What is Wage Garnishment?

A wage garnishment is when a court issues an order requiring your employer to withhold a certain amount of your paycheck and send it directly to the person or institution to whom you owe money, until your debt is paid off.

Attorneys for Wage Garnishment

Most debt collectors will take any measure to collect the debt that you owe. Wage garnishment is one of the most harmful tactics taken to collect on overdue payments. Garnished wages can substantially affect your finances and they have the potential to cause even greater damage to your financial future. By having your wages garnished, the amount of money you take home will be minimal.


If creditors are threatening to garnish your wages, we encourage you to call Smith & Messina LLP for the legal assistance you need. We can help clients stop wage garnishment by filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. An automatic stay will immediately be set in place, which will require the wage garnishment to end. Your creditor will no longer be able to withdraw your money.

Has a lawsuit been filed against you?

At the point when you believe that a lawsuit will be filed against you, take immediate action by speaking with a member of our firm. Failure to respond can result in a default judgment against you, which can result in a wage garnishment. By consulting with our bankruptcy attorney in Buffalo, you can have a much better understanding of your situation.

Our firm can help you arrive at a personalized solution for your situation. If the wage garnishment is an individual situation, we can work out a payment agreement to stop the garnishment. If your financial situation does not permit this type of action, bankruptcy may be the best solution.

Defense for a Wage Garnishment Issue

You can trust in the legal guidance that we offer. Our firm is qualified to help you through each stage of the case.

We are licensed to practice by the following bar associations:
  • The Bar Association of Erie County
  • The New York Bar
  • The United States District Court Western District of New York
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York

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