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Is the attorney agreeing to continue with the $50 payments or is he pursuing your for a lump sum?
Is there any written agreement signed by the attorney agreeing to the $50 a month?
Unfortunately, if he sued you and got a judgment, then unless there is a written agreement signed by him, then he can pursue collection of the entire amount of the judgment in a lump sum or by garnishing your wages up to 20% or the amount by which your disposable earnings exceed 30 times the federal minimum wage (30 x $7.25 = $217.50) whichever is less in WI in order to pay the judgment.
If he files any wage garnishment, you can object and appear at any hearing to argue that it would be an unreasonable financial burden to allow him to garnish 20% and the judge could then reduce the amount of any garnishment.
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