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What if anything can we do about a wage garnishment for a contract

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What if anything can we do about a wage garnishment for a contract person working for us? We live in Louisiana ! They creditor is trying to make us pay now because no money was withheld ! The contract worker filed bankruptcy during the time all this was going on!
Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today.

My best thought for you is to not respond because the contractor's filing of bankruptcy effectively freezes and stays all court actions including collections. Tell the contractor to inform his bankruptcy attorney of the the particular creditor making the garnishment claim, which in return will result in a notice of claim being sent to that creditor and inform them they cannot maintain a collection action pending the bankruptcy. After its all said and done the creditor cannot sustain a claim for garnishment of the funds. So your not in any danger in not responding pending this bankruptcy.

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