What is garnishment?Garnishment is a process by which creditors take a part of your income in order to pay a debt. If you are employed, your employer will be ordered to pay a portion of your wages or salary directly to the court. That money will then be paid over to the creditor.Do I have to be sued first, before my income can be garnished?In most cases, yes. Creditors such as hospitals, doctors, credit card or loan companies or banks must file a lawsuit against you and get a judgment before your income can be garnished. more...
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is new information available. Please visit the Kentucky civil legal aid program in your area to learn more.
Hay nueva información disponible debido a la pandemia de Covid-19. Puede visitar su oficina de asistencia legal local de Kentucky para obtener más información.
- AppalRed (South and Southeastern Kentucky): https://www.ardfky.org/node/333
- Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (North, Northeastern, and Central Kentucky): https://lablaw.org/covid19
- Legal Aid Society (Louisville and surrounding counties): https://www.yourlegalaid.org/covid19responseandresources
- Kentucky Legal Aid (Western and Southwestern Kentucky): https://www.klaid.org/covid-19-legal-update