Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Virginia

In Virginia, can an attorneys office put a hold on your bank account and take every dime in it? Aren't they only allowed to take a percentage?

We have been told that anything that goes into our account until Oct. 18th is theirs.

Asked on 8/07/13, 8:33 am

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law
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Yes, the attorney acting in behalf of the judgment creditor can normally levy against all of the funds in the bank account of his judgment debtor but can only garnish 25% of this debtor's wages after all mandatory deductions have been taken out of his paycheck.

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Answered on 8/07/13, 5:37 pm

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