How Much Can a Kansas Creditor Garnish My Wages?

11 Sep How Much Can a Kansas Creditor Garnish My Wages?

A creditor with an unpaid Kansas judgment may garnish a debtor’s wages to collect the judgment. The garnishment is limited by the exemption law, which protects 75% of the wages.

The creditor may take 25% of the net wages after the payroll taxes are subtracted. Payroll deductions such as health insurance and union dues are not counted in the calculation. Once those deductions are made, the garnished employee is left with less than 75% of his take home pay.

The 25% garnishment is in addition to any child support withheld from an employee’s wages. The garnishment continues from pay check to pay check until the judgment is paid.

Many people file bankruptcy to stop wage garnishments.

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Jill Michaux has helped Kansas consumers with debt problems for three decades. She and her partner, Mark Neis, are Topeka's only bankruptcy specialists, board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. She help start the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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