NY Bans Medical Debt Judgment Liens and Wage Garnishments

By: Robert J. Nahoum On November 23, 2022, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation banning and wage garnishments and home judgment liens in medical-debt collection cases. No one should face the threat of losing their home or falling into further debt after seeking medical care, Governor Hochul said. “I’m proud to sign legislation today that will end this harmful […]

Can a Debt Collector Garnishee My Unemployment Check to Satisfy a Judgment in New York?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve lost your job and fallen on hard times.  Debt collectors have been after you, some have even sued. A judgment has now been entered against you.  You are on a fixed budget and your only source of income is unemployment.  You’re worried that the debt collector will garnishee your unemployment check. Can they […]

Can You Have Your Wages Be Garnisheed by More Than one Judgment Creditor at a Time?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM The economy has been rough for so many working people.  Like many others you relied on credit cards to make ends meet between jobs.  Now that you’re working again, you’re trying to pick up the pieces.  The credit card companies don’t care what your story is, they don’t care how you got where you […]