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If you are facing wage garnishment and repossession and are contemplating filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Central Florida, the Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati can advise you of your rights and help you make the right decisions.

Garnishment under Florida Bankruptcy Law

If your net income, after deductions, is less than $750 a week your wages cannot be garnished. If it is more than that, your wages can only be garnished on the amount that exceeds $750, and only if you sign a written waiver agreeing to the garnishment. For those who do not qualify as a head of family or have not signed the waiver, garnishments are limited to 25 percent of net income.

Florida’s Wage Exemption Statute provides broad protections for current income and accumulated savings, but it also contains certain important limitations. Because of the complexity of Florida’s garnishment and wage exemption laws, you should contact the Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati and speak with attorneys who have personal experience with Florida bankruptcy law.