Posted on Dec 15, 2020
Zooberg Law Firm, P.A.
The act of creditors receiving money directly from your paycheck to satisfy a debt is called wage garnishment. Creditors can only do this with permission from a court. Sadly, wage garnishment often sends most debtors into a financial tailspin. Most of the time it is the IRS that garnishes wages but any creditor can request garnishment from a debtor. Once a court issues an order for your wages to be garnished, your payroll department has to comply with the order. You cannot be fired because your wage is being garnished, but the whole situation can be embarrassing and frustrating.