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Asked on: 7/26/12, 12:57 pm

Someone is claiming I owe them money in new York state and I live in Louisiana. They email threats of garnishments if I don't pay. What and how should I handle this?

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Answered on: 7/27/12, 10:14 am by Jason Stern

It depends on whether you, in fact, owe the money or not and whether there is an outstanding judgement against you in either New York or Louisiana.

Without a judgement against you, there can be no garnishment of your wages.

A lawyer can check the court records and tell you if there is a judgement against you and how you should proceed.

Please contact my office directly if you need further assistance.

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