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If you have multiple judgements against you can each creditor garnish your wages?

State of Florida

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No only 1 judgement at a time but once you paid off 1 judgement I would assume the next one would come into play and so on. If you have multiple judgements against you it may be better to just file BK IMO.

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If you have multiple judgements against you can each creditor garnish your wages?

State of Florida

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That depends on your income and your household status, i.e., whether you're "head of household."

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That depends on your income and your household status, i.e., whether you're "head of household."

I have to open cases going right now -

One is solely mine - which I tend to fight pretty hard b/c their wasn't any agreement or statements attached to the summons.

The second is both mine and my husband's. The orginal contract was attached to the summons but I sent the DV to the attorney and they still filed suit a couple of days after they received my DV request. And per their inital letter if I request DV they will hold off legal proceeding until DV has been issued by them.

Well I never received DV from them- only the summons. So I'm hoping I can do something with that one too. But.....

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I thought I just recently read on here that someone has 2 garnishments against them?

I am head of household so I will be able to protect my wages. My husband would not be.

Currently the 2 cases we have going only one is in both names.

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Read your state code on garnishments. In Iowa there is a set formula as to how much percentage per income bracket and a total dollar amount per year for each judgement. There is also a ten day window that you can protest if taking the garnisment will leave you not able to keep body and soul together. Each state is different I expect. Code of Iowa is online so your states probably is as well.

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