"were getting garnished we live in colorado, are ex landlord" -- because it falls within my area of expertise. I just need a few more details about your situation and I will get to work!well this is how it goes we moved febuary 14th at derby mobile home park,in commerce city co, well anyway, from the start we were getting harassed by brian tanner, the manager, of the park he came on are proprty telling us were to put are trash cans and saying hell throw them away if u dont put them were he wants them he kept moving are dog, he was always on the property, i have video him and the handyman guys trying to get in are place, we got evicted for none payment of rent, brian the landord the day of court, we came home he was on are property, and he shut are public service off and are water and gas, he parked behind are car and told us to get out, we were in the vehicle at the time he wouldn't let us leave, he filed agarnishment while we were still in the place, i want know is this a legal or what can we do
Even with your follow up description in which you name names (never a suggested thing to do on a public website), it sounds like you were evicted for non-payment of rent, non-payment of utilities, and other violations of the rules of the trailer park. Then, it sounds it like they filed an eviction matter against you and were able to get a judgment for damages, non-payment of rent, etc. and are now garnishing your for those damages. If that is truly the case, they are totally within their rights to do so.
If you appeared in court and the landlord now has a judgment, it means that you lost your case. If you did not appeal the ruling, then the judgment is valid. Once the landlord has a judgment, they can garnish 25% of your wages. It sounds like they went through the legal process and that you participated in the process. Of course it is legal.
If paying the debt you owe creates too much financial hardship, this type of debt can be discharged in bankruptcy. A bankruptcy filing will stop the garnishment.
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