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What is the name of your state? ky

help! i have a few questions:

1) i have a wage garnishment for a hospital bill against me, but i'm not working outside the home. What can they do next?

2) there is a chapter 7 bankruptcy on my credit, due to my ex-husband and shared debts (this was 2 years ago) .... can i still file chapter 13?

3)my husband has everything in his name; house, checking account, etc.... if he was not my husband at the time of the debt, can they still attach his earnings?

thanks for your help!!!!


Senior Member
1 - What can they do next ?? Well, they could attach your bank account(s), place a lien on property, sieze property (although there are exemptions as to what they can take), or they could wait until you DO get a job and then garnish those wages.

2 - Did YOU file for bankruptcy with your ex or was this just HIS bk and the shared debts show on your credit report ? If YOU didn't file with your ex, then you, personally, can still file for Chapter 7, your ex's filing would have no bearing on you as an individual.

3 - NO. They cannot garnish HIS wages for YOUR debts. There are some joint responsibilities for marital debts in a community proprety state (and I don't think KY is one of them). If the debts you want to file BK on are ONLY in your name, then nothing will affect your husband unless and until you were to try for some joint accounts.


If i do file chapter 13, can i include the wage garnishment in there or is it too late?


Senior Member
Once you file, send notice of the filing to the court and ask that they vacate the judgment. Once the judgment is gone, then the garnishment will go also.

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