Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
If you file a Bankruptcy after wages are garnished, it is not possible to get that money back.
However, filing an emergency Bankruptcy will stop a garnishment right away - and it takes only 5 minutes to fill out the 3 pages required for an emergency filing.
The 3 pages would be filed, and then you would have 15 days to file the rest of the papers.
I intended to try that. But I ran out of time :-(. The local bankruptcy court where I am located is 400 miles away and I would have to mail the forms. Theyw ould not get there int ime to stop it this pay check. Oh well.
Some Bankruptcy courts allow electronic filing by non-attorneys.
And some will only allow attorneys to file electronically.
Do you know if your court will allow you to file electronically?
I am not sure. I did not see anything like that on the courts website. But I will call and ask
More and more courts are allowing this. Hopefully your court will allow it.
Ill check. Thank you!