Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Florida

I had a credit card company garnish my wages for a debt that is 10 years old. Are they legally allowed to do this>?

Asked on 8/16/13, 9:16 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Thomas Rosenblum Rosenblum Law Offices


There are several issues involved in your question....

First, when did they get a Final Judgment? A FJ is only enforceable for 7 yrs. unless the Plaintiff re-records it with the clerk of Court. Did Plaintiff get the Jdgmt. after the debt was too old to bring the suit?

Another issue: No one can garnish wages, etc. of a debtor that provides at least 50% of the support for a dependant.

There may be other issues involved which could be identified with more info about the law suit.

If my office can be of assistance, pls. contact us. Tom Rosenblum

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Answered on 8/16/13, 9:46 am

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