In Texas, can my bank account be garnished to pay a debt?

25 Oct In Texas, can my bank account be garnished to pay a debt?

Yes, if a judgment has been obtained.  The judgment creditor can request the court to issue a garnishment writ.  The judgment creditor can garnish your bank accounts, savings accounts and any non-exempt personal property of  yours held by a third party.  While wages may not be garnishable in Texas, your wages lose their character of wages once they are deposited in your bank account.   If you have been sued, you should consult with an attorney.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
The following two tabs change content below.
Jay S. Fleischman is a bankruptcy lawyer with offices in Los Angeles and New York. He can often be found on Google+ and Twitter, where he shares information about consumer protection issues and personal finance.
1Comment

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.