In Bankruptcy, Who Notifies Creditors to Stop Garnishing My Wages?

If the creditor is listed on the Bankruptcy filing’s petition schedules, the court will provide notice to that creditor to immediately cease the garnishing of wages.

However, it certainly would not be inappropriate for the debtor to contact the entity garnishing his or her wages and inform them in writing of the bankruptcy filing and providing the bankruptcy case number to the creditor. In doing so, the creditor is made aware of the filings through a second means, and has no excuse for failing to stop the garnishment of wages.

The debtor may also wish to provide a copy of the bankruptcy filing to his or her employer, so that the employer is aware that the garnishment of wages should immediately stop.

Complete details, information and instructions for managing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing can be found in Standard Legal’s Bankruptcy legal forms software.