Wage garnishments stop immediately after you file but you should allow time for the court to notify your employer. In case you file on a Thursday and payroll goes through on Friday you can call both the creditor and your employer’s HR department and request your wage garnishments to stop due to you filing for bankruptcy. You also must give them your case number. Your case number serves as evidence that you filed.
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- Should I send my trustee my more recent paystubs?
- I called my car lender to talk about my bankruptcy and they refuse to talk to me. What should I do?
- I have a rescheduled 341 meeting that was changed by the trustee. I would like to know if I have to file forms to amend any schedules before my 341 meeting? I owe federal taxes of $131 and I am getting a $9 state refund.
- I need to add a debt to my Chapter 7 filing. I was reading that you said it may not be necessary for a chapter 7. Do I need to do this in the state of Oregon if I need to add an electric bill to my bankruptcy?
- I used the case editor to make an edit. Now I cannot download my forms.
- It says in my Trustee packet: Declaration Regarding Lack of Supporting Documents. What does this mean?
- I believe a creditor listed on my petition has violated the automatic stay. What can I do?
- What does it mean if the trustee finds an asset and asks creditors to file a proof of claim?
- When will my wage garnishment stop after I file?
- When do I do course 2?