What to do when you’ve paid a settlement offer but your payroll is being garnished?

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What to do when you’ve paid a settlement offer but your payroll is being garnished?

Also, the attorney’s office doesn’t know when I will get my money back.

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Alabama

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you have settled the amount of the judgment against you for a lump sum payment by way of a written agreement with the judgment creditor but your wages continue to be garnished beyond the amount of the settlement of the debt, you need to contact the judgment creditor's attorney to request a letter to the sheriff's department performing the garnishment that the granishment is to stop immediately and that all money taken is to be returned to you.

You should also request a copy of the letter for your records as well. Once the garnishment ends, there will be a lag time for you to receive the money garnished returned to you from the sheriff's office


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