If my husband and I are being sued for past medical bills, can one or both of us claim head of household to limit the amount of garnishments taken from our checking account in addition to garnishing our wages?

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If my husband and I are being sued for past medical bills, can one or both of us claim head of household to limit the amount of garnishments taken from our checking account in addition to garnishing our wages?

Asked on December 8, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Missouri

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

based upon the judgment that you have written about as to past medical bills that is against you and your spouse only one of you can legally claim the head of household exemption to limit the amount of garnishment taken from wages. The filing as head of household will do nothing to help a bank levy.


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