You may have to domesticate the judgment in Washington state or you may be able to send the judgment to his new employer and ask for wage garnishment which is available there. Talk to a collection attorney in Washington state.
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Garnishment in not allowed in Texas to collect civil debts except federal taxes and payment of some federal student loans. It is a violation of the Texas Constitution. It does not matter if your wages are paid by an out of state company.
If the other driver really wants to pursue collection against you, he must file a suit in Texas to...
You appear to have significant claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. You can call me for a free consultation to help you resolve this matter.
If there is a judgment against youand they are trying to garnish your bank accounts, you really need an attorney to defend against the claim. Judgments are only good for 10 years and must renewed every 10 years to remain effective. This judgment may not be "live" and collection may not be allowed.
You have created new activity on the account which makes possible for them to report to the credit bureaus. Your payment does not necessarily revive their ability to sue you for the debt. This could be considered a vioation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because they refused to give you information and lied to you about the legal means for you to obtain it without making any payment.
Your husband's debts cannot be reported as yours unless you signed an agreement to liable. It appears you did not do that which gives you a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and perhaps other laws. Such claims are worth $1,000 to you and attorney fees to be paid by the collector.
If you can't afford to pay the personal loans then don't. They will call you and send letters and try to scare you into paying. You can't be arrested for failing to pay. They will threaten to sue you, but it is very unlikely that they will actually do it. You can address these debts after your other problems are resolved.
The only things you can do are report the identity theft to local law enforcement and then to the credit bureaus. That information should be picked up by employment background screening services which should prevent her from doing it again. It may also prevent her from getting future work, so you need to decide how important it is to you. The Social Security Administration will not issue a new number for you.
The garnishment of Social Security payments is prohibited by federal law. Specifically, the Social Security Act provides:
The right of any person to any future payment under this title ... shall not be transferable or assignable, at law or in equity, and none of the moneys paid or payable or rights existing under this title ... shall be subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or to the operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law. 42 U.S.C....