When you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay is put in place that stops all debt collection proceedings against you. Under bankruptcy laws, wage garnishment is considered a collection proceeding. Therefore, when you file for bankruptcy, all wage garnishments against you will stop – including IRS wage garnishments.
If your wages are being garnished and you are considering filing for bankruptcy, contact the attorneys of Fears | Nachawati today for free legal advice. To receive free legal assistance from a Texas bankruptcy lawyer, email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584.