Recently, I have noticed a sharp increase in the number of Central Florida consumers contacting me for assistance after their wages or bank accounts have been garnished by a judgment creditor.
While this in and of itself isn't surprising to me, what is surprising is the number of consumers who are coming to me who have been told by other attorneys that their only option is bankruptcy.
While bankruptcy is indeed one way to potentially deal with a wage or bank garnishment, it is by no means the only way.
When a garnishment hits your paycheck or bank account you will almost certainly be taken by surprise. Under Florida law, the judgment debtor (that's the person who owes the money) is NOT entitled to notice of the garnishment action until after it has occurred. There are short, strict timelines involved with the garnishment process and you need to react quickly in order to preserve your rights.
If you are facing a wage or bank garnishment in Central Florida and you haven't yet, please visit my practice page on the subject so you can familiarize yourself with the process and potential ways to deal with the situation.
I can't stress enough how important it is for someone facing a wage or bank garnishment to reach out and obtain competent legal counsel to protect their rights under Florida law. If you do nothing or fail to present your case adequately, you will lose your money or property.
I have filed and litigated thousands of wage and bank garnishments over the years and I am intimately familiar with the nuances of the processes and procedures involved.
My representation in wage and bank garnishment matters is aggressive and comprehensive.
I am available by phone (407.984.5270) or email to discuss your case and I offer free consultations so you can find out whether there is anything I can do to help you through the process.
Many people who retain my services are surprised at some of the options they have available to them.
The Law Office of Alex McClure provides services in Lake Mary, Sanford, Longwood, Deltona, Deland and all of Seminole, Volusia, Orange, Brevard and Lake Counties.