Bank Account Garnishments

In Pennsylvania, creditors, debt collectors and collection attorneys can garnish bank accounts in order to satisfy a judgment. Creditors can only garnish bank accounts after obtaining a judgment as the result of a lawsuit.

If you are on the receiving end of an Lehighton bank garnishment you may be entitled to claim exemptions (protections) under Pennsylvania State Law. You may also be able to claim the contents of an Lehighton Bank Garnishment exempt if the account contains funds of a spouse or the account contains Social Security funds.

Filing Bankruptcy in almost all cases will stop an Lehighton Bank Garnishment. In cases where creditor has already garnished your bank account, the immediate filing of a bankruptcy may prevent the creditor from being able to retain the funds contained in the account.

If you are the recipient of an action to garnish your bank account, contact Rapa Law Office, immediately and speak with one of our Lehighton Attorneys, at or call us at 610.377.7730.