What to do if I went to court over a debt and the judge dismissed the case because the defendant couldn’t provide proof of the amount but garnished my wages anyway?

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What to do if I went to court over a debt and the judge dismissed the case because the defendant couldn’t provide proof of the amount but garnished my wages anyway?

I was just served with a wage garnishment order. I filed the head of household exemption and it’s already a time barred debt. How can the attorneys do this and is it legal?

Asked on January 4, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written about if the case against you was dismissed by the court there could not have been a judgment resulting against you resulting in a wage garnishment. Given the uncertainty that you have written about, I suggest that you consult with a consumer law attorney to assist you in the matter that you have written about.


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