Wage Garnishment Lawyers in Fargo

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If you have been served with a court order to pay a creditor, you are not alone. Wage garnishment is a common legal procedure that many people have to deal with at some point in their lives. Fortunately, you do not have to face this legal action alone. Our team of Fargo wage garnishment lawyers at The Dakota Bankruptcy Firm can help you protect your hard-earned wages from creditors seeking to collect debts.

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Understanding Wage Garnishment in Fargo

If you have been served with a wage garnishment, this means that a creditor has filed a lawsuit against you and obtained a court order to collect on a debt. To collect on your debt, the creditor will obtain a garnishment order from the court that authorizes a third party, such as your employer, to deduct a certain amount of money from your wages to satisfy your debt.

Garnishments can be issued for a number of reasons, including delinquent payments on:

  • Credit card
  • Personal loan
  • Utility bill
  • Medical bill
  • Tax bill
  • Judgment
  • Divorce settlement
  • Back rent
  • Student loan

Once a creditor has obtained a garnishment order, they will send a copy to your employer. Your employer will then send you a notice, informing you that you will be subject to a wage garnishment. This notice will include the name of the creditor, the amount of the garnishment, and the frequency of the garnishment. It will also include your right to contest the garnishment, including your right to request a hearing with the court.

Once you have received the notice, you have the right to file a motion with the court to contest the garnishment. If you do not file a motion, the garnishment will begin automatically. If you do file a motion, the garnishment will not begin until the court has ruled on your motion.

What is the Maximum Threshold for Wage Garnishment in North Dakota? 

The maximum threshold for wage garnishment in North Dakota is 25% of disposable income, which aligns with federal law regulations. Additionally, the garnishee must disclose no more than 110% of the amount of the unpaid judgment as per North Dakota Century Code Section 32-09.1-07.

Effective Strategies to Stop Wage Garnishments in Fargo

If you have been served with a garnishment notice, you have the right to challenge the garnishment. Our team at The Dakota Bankruptcy Firm can help you challenge the garnishment and prevent your wages from being garnished. Our Fargo wage garnishment lawyer can also help you develop a plan to eliminate your debt.

Discuss Your Options with a Fargo Bankruptcy Lawyer Today, dial (701) 394-3215 or contact The Dakota Bankruptcy Firm online.


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