What Happens If They Garnish My Wages and I Get a New Job?

wage garnishmentIf you are experiencing wage garnishment, it may be unclear what happens when you get a new job. Will your wages still be garnished? Does your new employer have to report your employment? This question and more can be answered by Mobile bankruptcy attorneys when you consult them for help with ways to stop wage garnishments. When starting a new job, this can be a great inconvenience as you work to earn money. To better understand the laws regarding a new employer and if they have any role in your wages being garnished, our bankruptcy attorney Baldwin at the Loris Law Firm can go through the process with you.

Wage Garnishment and a New Job
When you start a new job, your new employer will be notified of any reasons your wages have to be garnished. From that point, the process to continue wage garnishment will occur. As a new employee, you are required to provide the name and contact information of your new employer to the court. If you don’t, you can be found to be in contempt of court. Your new employer will also receive a notification that your wages have to be garnished and they legally have to comply with completing the corresponding paperwork. It is important to note that getting a new job creates a paper trail so credit agencies will be able to find out, even if you don’t report it. You should also be aware that it will take time for the garnishment to occur, possibly a few months.

Wage garnishment can be difficult to handle, but there are options for relief. Mobile bankruptcy attorneys can show you the options available to you so that you can stop garnishments and make payments to creditors instead.

To learn how our attorneys can help you with your debt, contact the Loris Law Firm to schedule a consultation with us.