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A common question asked is whether a creditor could garnish unemployment income.  The question is maybe.  An unsecured or secured creditor must first obtain a judgment and then initiate garnishment; however, unemployment income is exempt from garnishment.  An exception applies if the creditor is the State or Federal Government.  The State or Federal Government will garnish a percentage of the monthly unemployment income, so the debtor will still have sufficient income to survive.

If you will or have filed for unemployment, please contact our office today for a free consultation. 949.591.8755

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