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November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Receives Preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Rated One of the TOP 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Orlando

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How Filing Bankruptcy Can Reinstate Your Driver’s License

October 3, 2018

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October 3, 2018

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit in Violation of Student Loan Borrower Protections

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August 31, 2018

Understanding Florida’s Bankruptcy Exemptions

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Experienced Orlando Bankruptcy Lawyers

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.

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Repossession in Florida

Are you are falling behind on your car, truck, boat, or motorcycle payments, and facing repossession? When you file for bankruptcy in Florida, the court will issue an automatic stay, which will forbid your creditors from contacting you or taking any actions toward debt collection, including repossessing your property, unless they get permission from the court.

If you are not negotiating with your lender or attempting to cure your default, many Chapter 7 bankruptcy judges will grant your lender permission to repossess your car by lifting the automatic stay. A skilled bankruptcy attorney like Walter Benenati will help you avoid repossession and allow you to keep your valuable possessions during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida.

If you are facing wage garnishment or are in danger of repossession, call 407-777-7777 to get bankruptcy advice from the Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati, bankruptcy attorneys who have personal knowledge of Florida bankruptcy law and will help protect your property.

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Recent Blogs

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Receives Preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Rated One of the TOP 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Orlando

October 29, 2018

How Filing Bankruptcy Can Reinstate Your Driver’s License

October 3, 2018

Steps to Take If You Are Facing a Medical Debt Lawsuit

October 3, 2018

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit in Violation of Student Loan Borrower Protections

August 31, 2018

What to Expect When Your Debt Goes to Collection

August 31, 2018

Understanding Florida’s Bankruptcy Exemptions

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

August 31, 2018

How Long Can a Debt Collector Pursue an Old Debt?