Legal Question in Bankruptcy in Florida

I have had my bank account and safety deposit box garnished by american express both of which were also in my wifes name can they legally do that if the credit card account was in my name only and am I able to wipe out the judgemrnt by declaring bankruptcy.

Asked on 6/06/11, 1:06 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Sanford M. Martin Sanford M. Martin, P.A.

Based on the facts mentioned in your inquiry, yes, your bank joint account can be garnished or attached and deposit box seized if a count judgment order was issued against you. A bankruptcy, chapter 7, may result in discharge of debts listed in your petition, including the amex debt, however, amex will merely be prevented from further collection actions.

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Answered on 6/06/11, 1:41 pm

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