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Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. According to the Minnesota garnishment laws only 25 % of your disposable (after tax) wage may be garnished at any time, this includes all debts against you. 571.922 So what you'll need to do, is get a hold of the garnishment and file an objection with the court in which it was ordered. You have 10 days to do this. You'll probably want to call the court as they may have a form you can fill out to file the objection. You will also need to give a copy of your objection to the state agency that ordered the garnishment -probably the attorney general's office.
You'll then have a hearing at court where you'll need to bring in your check stubs etc to explain that the amount being claimed in the garnishment is more than 25% of your disposable income. So be prepared to be able to explain this to the judge and opposing counsel.
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I think i have been taken advantage of, $236 was garnished out of my paycheck this week, i just find that out from my wife when she read my pay stub statement to me. I dont even know that the garnishment was already ineffect. I am just blinded to this fact.After tax i take home weeklyalmost $700, and my understanding from my employer is that they are going to deduct this amount weekly, as we get paid weekly. What can do now?