Concerning wage garnishment...

Asked over 1 year ago - Aiken, SC

Hello. I just had a credit union "charge-off" about $535 on me. I live in S.C. and I work in Ga. Can my wages be garnished?? I understand that S.C. doesn't allow for wage garnishment (correct?), but if I work in the state of Georgia, would the wage garnishment potential be based on the actual state I WORK in (Ga.) or the state that I RESIDE/LIVE in? Thank you very much.

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  1. Adrian M. Lapas

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Yes. But the creditor would have to sue you in SC and then determine that you are employed by a company with its payroll functions in Georgia. It would have to domesticate the judgment in Georgia and then issue process to get to your wages in Georgia.

    This is a convoluted process and most consumer creditors will not go through that much trouble. But, it certainly could happen.

    By answering this question, general information is provided and no attorney-client relationship is established.... more

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Wage garnishment

Wage garnishment is the process whereby your employer sends part of your paycheck directly to your creditor in order to pay off your debt.


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