Wage Garnishment in Texas

SUMMARY: Wage garnishment of Texas residents working for Texas companies is generally not allowed except for certain types of debts. Texas residents moving from another state may be garnished if the creditor can enforce the judgment without using Texas courts.

Gone to TexasWage garnishment of Texas residents is generally not allowed. There are major exceptions:

  • Debts owed United States government, such as taxes, student loans, or other federal debt
  • Domestic support obligations, such as child support or alimony
  • Out of state judgments in certain circumstances

Limits on wage garnishment depend on income and the type of debt.

Legal procedures require notice before the garnishment is entered.

Bankruptcy stops all garnishment immediately in most cases.

Your Next Step to Debt Relief

If you are struggling with debt, consult with an attorney who can give you guidance on options available to you. Each case is different and consultation with an attorney knowledgeable about the law as it applies to your particular circumstances is an important first step in resolving debt.

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