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How Much Of My Paycheck Can The Government Garnish?

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Lawscape is dedicated to helping business owners successfully resolve their business debt without headaches, or long term consequences.

We Provide Nationwide Business Debt Relief

Lawscape provides nationwide business debt relief services. We work a wide array of lenders, service providers, and types of business debt. We are able to restructure and reduce, all types of secured and unsecured business debt. 

Millions of Dollars in Debts

Our team has experience handling 10’s of millions in debt, ranging from SBA debt, to Merchant Cash Advance and more. 

All Types Of Debt

Regardless of the type of business debt you have, we can help. We have experience handling all types of secured and unsecured business debt. 


Our company is led by experienced business debt relief experts who have experience handling secured and unsecured debt nationwide. 

Failing To Repay Business Debt Isn’t The End

Many business owners think failing to repay business debt means: your business is over.

This simply isn’t true. Business debt is a problem which CAN be handled, just like everything else; but only if you take pro-active steps. Lawscape helps you understand the law, and works with you to make sure that business debt isn’t the end of your business. 

What Are Some Ways We Can Help With Business Debt Relief?

Our experienced business debt relief consultants are here to help you through this stressful time. 

Cutting Through The Red Tape: How Much Can The Government Really Dock Off Your Earnings?

My dear client, we find ourselves knee-deep in a mire of bureaucracy. And frankly, the federal government, or Uncle Sam, if we’ll stick with nicknames, can seize up to 15% of your earnings. Bit of a kick in the teeth, right? Especially when you consider this process, technically known as “administrative wage garnishment”, doesn’t even need a civil court judgment.

You know the old saying about death and taxes? Well, let’s add a new layer. It’s the silent arm of the SBA or other relevant agencies, delivering the blow. Don’t expect a leather-gloved hand, though. The weapon of choice here is an impersonal notice dispatched thirty days prior. So, you do get a heads-up, an opportunity to sound off in a hearing and maybe arrange a payment plan, that’s something!

Considerations and Calculations

Here’s where things get a bit technical. The government can only garnish up to 15% of your ‘disposable pay’. And no, despite the rather throwaway term, this isn’t the amount you have left after your latte indulgence. It’s what remains once the likes of Social Security taxes, insurance premiums, and withholding taxes have taken their bite.

In case Uncle Sam isn’t the only one dipping into your wallet, the sum of all garnishments has its own upper limit – 25% of disposable pay. So, ring-fence that figure in your brainstorming sessions.

Managing The Impact

Now, I’m not here to spin you a sob story, but let’s call a spade a spade. This could poke a sizeable hole in your budget. We’re talking about bills, education costs, retirement funds…it all adds up.

Tackling Administrative Wage Garnishment: What’s Your Game Plan?

Hit with a notice of intended administrative wage garnishment? Don’t reach for the paper shredder just yet. There’s a way forward: a hearing is your Hail Mary or, for the more diplomatic amongst us, an olive branch offered by the Treasury in the form of a payment plan. Time to lace up and step into the arena, because once you’ve had your say, the game begins.

Your Bolstering Tools: Defences

When you’re on the ropes, we’ll come out swinging with evidence that the debt is not enforceable or the amount is inaccurate. Similarly, a well-rounded defence might be that a garnishment would induce financial hardship, or if you’ve recently found yourself in new employment after an involuntary dismissal, the bell’s rung, and the bout can’t continue.

Suiting Up – Crafting Your Counterplay

A letter to the judge won’t cut it here. What we need is a robust brief to capture your stance, bolstered with evidence and, if you’re waving the financial hardship flag, solid financial figures. This is where Lawscape and the legal titans at Lawscape step up, bringing hard-hitting experience and a knack for a compelling narrative.

In The Service of Justice: Don’t Face the Fight Alone

Give us a shout at Lawscape. We’ll sit down together – coffee’s on us – and we’ll delve into the matter at hand. No charge, no obligation, just a bit of good-old fashioned legalese.

Beating Bet Against Treasury and SBA Debt Problems: Why Trust Us at the Helm?

We’re not fresh-faced greenhorns but seasoned fighters in the legal ring, with SBA debts and Treasury disputes under our wing. We’ve sweet-talked our way to millions of dollars in resolved debts, compromise offers, and negotiated repayment agreements – and all without a whiff of bankruptcy or a humiliating home foreclosure.

We’ve mastered the art of representational rhetoric, stepping into the ring on behalf of federal debtors nationwide, and we can do the same for you before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals, or the Treasury Department. When it comes to wage garnishment, todd Spodek and the Lawscape shoulder the weight. Trust us – this is our arena.

Lawscape Can Help You Manage Your Business Debt

If you’re struggling with business debt, we can help you understand your situation. During the initial consultation, we’ll go over the contract, and other legal documents you signed. After that, our firm will work with you to get a better understanding of your situation, and help you come up with a game plan that keeps your business alive. 

We Handle It All


Merchant Cash Advance


SBA Debt Relief


Secured Business Debt


Unsecured Business Debt

Everyone has different types of business debt. What matters is that you take it seriously. Regardless of whether it’s secured, or unsecured, you need to work with a firm that understands how to negotiate, reduce, settle, and manage, this business debt. 

Discuss your situation today

We are here to help you, and want nothing more than to help you save your business. Speak to our business debt relief specialists today.

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