Can a garnishment take place even after a settlement letter has been sent to you?

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Can a garnishment take place even after a settlement letter has been sent to you?

Do they have to honor the settlement offer? It expires in 30 days.

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Georgia

Answers:

Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney at Law

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The garnishment can continue until the matter is resolved.  You also run the risk of garnishment after the settlement is finalized unless garnishment and other collection activities are addressed in the settlement agreement.  You should consider taking the offer letter to an attorney for review. 


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