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How Could My Wages be Garnished AFTER My Car Has Been Repossessed

? Though many people think so, you cannot simply "walk away" from your car. If your car has been taken by the repo man and sold at auction for less than you owe, you still have an obligation to pay the difference. In fact, the lender will make sure you do.

What does that mean? Your lender may levy your bank accounts, harass you by phone, or use the Missouri or Illinois garnishment laws to get a judgment against you and take part of your wages. Luckily, there is a way to prevent any of this from happening to you.

Bankruptcy can actually stop repossession from happening in the first place. A bankruptcy attorney may even be able to get your car back before it is sold if it has already been repossessed. If, however, you've already given up your car, bankruptcy can help you with your deficiency balanceand the subsequent wage garnishment.

A bankruptcy attorney can help you file a Chapter 7, which can get rid of your deficiency balance completely and stop the lender from garnishing your wages.

It is hard to predict how far down your debt can bring you. One minute you think you've only missed one car payment. The next minute, your car is being towed by the repo man and you suddenly owe a balance, for which your wages are being garnished. It really can happen that fast. There are situations that are out of control but solutions are in our control.

Having a garnishment on your paycheck is crippling. And while the lender is getting their debt paid, you're left to pay all your other bills on limited pay. It is like getting on the fast track to debt. However, the power to stop it is in your hands.

These situations happen more often than you thinkand to more people than you think. Anyone can find themselves in an unfavorable situation, but the ones who succeed are the ones who choose to do something about it. Remember, doing nothing changes nothing. You've got the ability to come up with a solution. If you want to control the direction your life is going in, do the research, find an option that works for you, and stop your life from getting out of your control.

About Author Jim Brown :

Jim Brown is a bankruptcy attorney based in St. Louis, Missouri. He has spent 15 years fighting an industry that consistently takes advantage of hard-working Americans.He started his rim, Castle Law Office, with his wife and best friend, Sherrie. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth hockey, golfing, and spending time with his three wonderful children.For more information, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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