Work With an Attorney to Protect Your Money
With the economy in a continually downward slope, it seems many people are willing to be more persistent about getting money that is owed to them. If your wages are being garnished or there are liens against your property, working with an experienced lawyer can help protect your rights and your wallet.
I am attorney Chad Schaff, and I represent clients throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland Metro Area, in wage garnishment, judgment and lien matters. Contact me online or call 360-326-4634 to schedule your appointment.
Can My Wages Be Garnished Just Because I Owe Someone Money?
If you owe someone money, there is a complex legal process that must be followed before they can garnish your wages. If your income is already being garnished, it is important to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. It can be difficult — if not impossible — to reclaim money that has already been garnished, so contacting a lawyer quickly can help protect the money you have left.
What Options Are Available if There Are Liens Against My Property?
Different liens against your property are resolved different ways. If there are liens with the homeowners association, I talk with my clients about debt-related discharge options. Conversely, if there are liens against your property because of taxes, filing for bankruptcy is typically the best option. I work with clients to help them determine whether they should file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and explain the options available.
When clients contact me, one of the first things we do is discuss their bank policy. I help clients understand their policy and where there money is going. If you are concerned because you are facing garnishments, judgments or liens, contact me online or call 360-326-4634 to schedule your appointment.