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I live in California and work for an employer - I currently ...

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I live in California and work for an employer - I currently have 1 wage garnishment against my pay check. My questions is can you have more than 1 wage garnishment?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  VanDLaw replied 8 years ago.

In California a creditor may be able to intercept up to 25% of your wages to satisfy their judgment until paid in full. Garnishment can occur if the:

-the debtor receives a regular wage--he is not self employed
-the debtor's pay is above the poverty line
-other wage garnishments aren't already in effect, unless your wage garnishment is for child or spousal support, and
-the debtor does not quit the job, contest the garnishment, or file for bankruptcy.

So the answer is no, only one wage garnishment can occur at one time.

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