The Bankruptcy Alphabet: “A” is for attachment

March 19, 2012

This is my first article in the “Bankruptcy Alphabet” series. I have decided to begin the series discussing wage attachments. I frequently receive calls from potential clients after a creditor has attached his or her paycheck. This can be a devasating situation. Many people are living paycheck-to-paycheck these days, and every penny counts. The good news is that, in most cases, filing a bankruptcy petition will stop a wage attachment.

Once a bankruptcy petition is filed, the court issues an order which stops creditors from taking any further action to collect their debts. It is important to remember that a bankruptcy petition will not stop your wages from being attached to pay ongoing child support or alimony payments.

If you receive notification that your wages have been attached, you should contact a competent bankruptcy attorney right away. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can stop the wage attachment. It may even be possible for your attorney to recover any money your employer sent to the creditor before the bankruptcy petition was filed.

Read what other lawyers have to say about the letter “A”:



  1. […] Attachment – Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen    […]

  2. […] Attachment by Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen […]

  3. […] Attachment- Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen […]

  4. […] For other A bankruptcy terms: Abandonment – Consumer Help Central Adversary Proceeding – Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyer, Kimberly Coleman Assets – Marin County Bankruptcy Attorney, Catherine Eranthe Assume – Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer, Cathy Moran Assumption – Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer, Mark J. Markus Assumptions – Newnan, Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyer, Rick Palmer Attorney – Law Offices of Daniel J. Winter Automatic Stay – Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska Bankruptcy Attorney, Ryan D. Caldwell Automatic Stay – Connecticut Bankruptcy Lawyer William E. Carter Automobiles – Colorado Springs Bankruptcy Lawyer Bob Doig Avoidance – Ormond Beach Bankruptcy Attorney, Lewis Roberts Arrest – Cleveland Area Bankruptcy Attorney Bill Balena Alimony – Philadelphia Suburban Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chris Carr Ask – San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney, Jeena Cho Assumption – Taylor Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney, Christopher McAvoy Abuse – Wisconsin Bankruptcy Lawyer, Bret Nason Assets – Metro Richmond Consumer and Bankruptcy Attorney, Mitchell Goldstein Application – Lakewood, CA Bankruptcy Attorney, Christine A. Wilton Automatic Stay – Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney, Kyle A. Lindsey Amendment – Miami Bankruptcy Attorney, Dorota Trzeciecka Advantages – Ohio Bankruptcy Lawyer, Athena Inembolidis Abuse-Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Attorney, Shawn N. Wright Automatic Stay-Livonia Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney, Peter Behrmann Avoidance of Preferential Transfers-St. Louis, Missouri Bankruptcy Attorney, Nancy Martin Address-Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Bankruptcy Lawyer, Melinda Murphy Dionne Attachment-Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen […]

  5. […] Attachment – Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen […]

  6. […] Vermont-New Hampshire Bankruptcy Lawyer, Michelle Kainen […]

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