Legal Question in Bankruptcy in Maryland

bankruptcy chapter 7 wage attachment

If you have a wage garnishment coming out of you check and you filed chaper 7 and included the case in the bankruptcy once you file does that stop the garnishment the day you file or do you have to wait for your discharge

Asked on 3/17/08, 9:06 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Alton Drew Alton Drew, LLC

Re: bankruptcy chapter 7 wage attachment

If the garnishment is for a federal or state tax liability or child support, a Chapter 7 filing will not terminate your liability for those payments.

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Answered on 3/17/08, 9:16 am
Brett Weiss Chung & Press, LLC

Re: bankruptcy chapter 7 wage attachment

The automatic stay stops the garnishment the instant the Chapter 7 is filed.

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Answered on 3/17/08, 9:27 am


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