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I remember reading on this board somewhere that Garnishment of wages in TX is not allowed. I tried to find that post again but haven't been successful. I also have been digging through the TFC but the legalese tends to confuse more than explain. :shock:

Could one of the TX experts point me in the right direction? Fizzle? Nascar?

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I remember reading on this board somewhere that Garnishment of wages in TX is not allowed. I tried to find that post again but haven't been successful. I also have been digging through the TFC but the legalese tends to confuse more than explain. :shock:

Could one of the TX experts point me in the right direction? Fizzle? Nascar?

Its actually in Chap 63 of Civil Practices and Remedies:

§ 63.004. CURRENT WAGES EXEMPT. Except as otherwise

provided by state or federal law, current wages for personal

service are not subject to garnishment[0]. The garnishee shall be

discharged from the garnishment[0] as to any debt to the defendant for

current wages.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended

by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 466, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Here's the link to the entire TFC :

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/fi.toc.htm

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Awesome, Thanks Nascar. I was looking in the wrong area. The reason for the question is I am seeking a different job and didn't want to get sued and garnished like I did in Oregon before I moved here.

The courts hit me with a 25% garnishment on an old judgement. I was eating crackers and water for 3 months. If I had only known what I know now, I could've vacated for improper service. Live and learn.

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