Wage Garnishments In Orlando And South Florida

The Law Offices of Elkins & Freedman has been a pre-eminent resource for wage garnishment issues in Florida for more than 30 years. We help our clients understand exactly how garnishment laws could potentially apply to their situations, alerting their employers to financial difficulties and draining their bank accounts. We provide reliable guidance to clients about how they can free themselves from financial difficulty as efficiently as possible. Our attorneys have handled tens of thousands of debt relief cases, including more than 15,000 bankruptcy cases, and possess the extensive legal knowledge you need on your side when you face wage garnishment.

How Does Wage Garnishment Work In Florida?

Florida's wage garnishment laws allow creditors to take a portion of your wages to repay debts that you owe. The law only allows garnishment if your wages meet or exceed a statutorily set amount and caps the amount of a paycheck that can be garnished at 25 percent. There are, however, exceptions in which creditors can take a larger portion of your wages, so it is important to have an experienced attorney help you understand your rights and obligations.

Can I Stop My Paycheck From Being Garnished?

Bankruptcy can provide you with an avenue to escape from garnishments and other crushing financial obligations. Once you file for bankruptcy, a legal mechanism known as the automatic stay takes effect and prohibits collection of most forms of wage garnishment. At the conclusion of the bankruptcy process, you may be able to have most or all of your remaining debts that triggered garnishment discharged.

When you come to our office for a free consultation, our lawyers will assess your situation and help you determine whether bankruptcy is the best solution to your current financial difficulties.

Contact Us

Call 800-992-1277 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our wage garnishment attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and throughout South and Central Florida. We offer payment plans that can be tailored to your specific needs and do not put undue financial stress on you during this difficult time in your life.

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