When will my wage garnishment stop after I file?

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Written by Kristin Turner.  
Updated May 16, 2019

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Wage garnishments stop immediately after you file but you should allow time for the court to notify your employer. In case you file on a Thursday and payroll goes through on Friday you can call both the creditor and your employer’s HR department and request your wage garnishments to stop due to you filing for bankruptcy. You also must give them your case number. Your case number serves as evidence that you filed.

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Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

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