just curious if creditor can get a court order to freeze assets
Social Security benefits are exempt as a matter of federal law.
A general, unsecured creditor may not "freeze" the social security payments. However if they are deposited in a bank account, generally up to six months worth of social security funds may be exempt from levy of garnishment or execution, provided no other funds are commingled in the bank account.
There are a few exceptions: (1) criminal restitutions and fines may be offset against social security payments up to 15 percent. (2) taxes owed to the US Government may be offset against social security payments up to 15 percent. (3) fines and penalties owed to most states, and taxes owed to most states may be offset and (4) spousal and child support payments could be offset as well.
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Social security is exempt from garnishment. However, if you co-mingle your Social Security money and other monies in your account then you may have trouble.
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Social security is likely exempt, however, spousal support has no protection that a creditor would have to recognize.
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