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How a Wage Garnishment Will Affect You

Wage garnishment can severely cripple any credit score and most people will do what they can to avoid it, but there are instances when it seems as if that’s the only alternative available.

What Wage Garnishment Is

When a person can’t or won’t pay a bill, one recourse available to creditors is to get a monetary judgment against him. Usually, the judge orders the money to come directly from the defendant, but in some instances, a third party may be liable for the funds. The order will usually be for a certain percentage of money to be taken out of each pay check until the bill is paid.

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