I just received a notification that I am going to start bring garnished. I only make 1200 a month and am the sole provider for a special needs child. Is there a way to get the garnishment stopped or reduced without filing bankruptcy? I don't have enough to pay the filing fee before it starts.
Without knowing who is garnishing you and for what, we can't really say. Colorado doesn't have any sort of hardship or head of household garnishment exemption. However, it does have a sliding scale on how to calculate the garnishment. If the person is low income, the garnishment can be very low to zero. However, that sliding scale doesn't apply in every situation. Your employer should calculate that, but sometimes you may need to go to court to demonstrate to the court your income and get the garnishment reduced.
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