Can wage garnishment being done simultaneously on both spouses for different debts?

UPDATED: Sep 13, 2012

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Can wage garnishment being done simultaneously on both spouses for different debts?

Asked on September 13, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes. Each person is responsible for his or her own debts. If there is a judgment against a person or a court order directing payment and the person has not paid, his or her wages may be garnished. The garnishments are counted and considered separately; the persons' marital status does not affect their obligations or their garnishments.


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