Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Kentucky

are government pensions protected from garnishment?

Asked on 6/01/10, 12:38 pm

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E. Brian Davis Davis Law Office
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Generally speaking, the answer is yes. 11.U.S.C. Section 522(d)(10)(E). Of course, you have to be prepared to assert the exemption at the proper time and you will have a problem is you mix exempt and non-exempt money in a single account. Consult with a bankruptcy lawyer or consumer lawyer about the best way to set up your pension payments to make sure you do not inadvertently waive your exemption.

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Answered on 6/01/10, 6:24 pm

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