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Can Payday loan lenders garnish my wages?

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Can you please tell me if these payday loan companies are able to garnish my wages? I have made an attempt to make payment arrangements with them due to financial hardship and they are threatening to sue me. Are they able to also serve me papers to take me to court or how does the process work?




Hi

Welcome to the forums.

As you have taken a payday loan, you are in an obligation to pay them at the earliest. This gives them the legal rights to take actions if they want to. But in my opinion, they may not do so if you are willing to pay the said debt. Taking the matter to the small claims court will not help them in getting the money faster. Plus, there are other court costs involved in it.

Your best move will be to negotiate with them for a reasonable payment plan. Tell them that you are experiencing a hard financial situation and you are concerned to pay more to the stated amount after your financial situation improves a bit. You can be able to make an arrangement only if they can sense your willingness to pay the debt.

They should not threaten you with legal actions unless they are actually doing so. Before that you will be served summons and it is important for you to respond to it. Make sure that they have to serve you legal papers and you don't' fail to appear in the court. Otherwise, things will take a negative turn.

So, just try to settle things outside the court. Advance them some money along with the payment proposal. You have to give the best to your negotiation so you get positive results. 90 out of 100 consumers are able to arrange payments. I am praying that you will also become one ending with positive results.

Regards
Roxette

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 15:59

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Thanks for your help roxette. I am trying to get out of the payday loan cycle and will never do this again. I have learned my leason. They have been calling and telling me that I have committed fraud, however, I have sent letters to them stating I would like to set up payment arrangements to pay off the outstanding payday loan. Garnishment of wages would not happen until after a court appearance if necessary right?

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 12:23

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If they end up suing me would someone show up at my house to serve me papers??? I have never been sued and hopefully it does not come to that. I am trying hard to negotiate with them on a payment plan arrangement and some of them are telling me that I have to deal with their collections department now. Is there a period of time that collections will work with someone before they go to small claims court filing?

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 12:33

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Welcome back.

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Garnishment of wages would not happen until after a court appearance if necessary right?


Wage garnishment is not legal if it is not in writing. Moreover, there are some other points also that determine the lawful aspects of garnishment. Read your agreement contract and see if you have not signed for any wage assignment. Wage assignment is voluntary and for this one, you won't be served any papers. However, there are some requirements for a wage assignment to be termed as legal.

Have you contacted the collections department for this loan payment? Your negotiation will become easier and effective if you can advance them with some money. You won't have to face the court if you can get successful results.

Regards
Roxette

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 13:04

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How do you revoke a voluntary wage assignment? By writing to the creditor? If they won't give you an address (Sonic), how can you do that? Also doesn't a voluntary wage assignment have to be in writing and not an electronic signature? Can I revoke a voluntary wage assignment by just writing my payroll dept? Thanks!

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 13:43

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Hi scooter

Read the topic given below for a better understanding on wage assignment and the revocation procedure.

http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/revoke-wageassignmen t.html

Sonic has the following address listed in the BBB. Please send your letter through certified mail with return receipt requested. This will help you to keep a track of all your correspondences.

Sonic PayDay
P.O. Box 1209
Oaks, PA 19456
(877) 263-3666

Regards
Roxette

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 14:03

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I recently took out a loan with abc payday loans. I received a call today saying that they were going to garnish my wages from my paycheck. I have only missed one payment do to some financial hardships. My intention was have the next payment debited from my account. I don't have any money to give them at the moment. I do know that I will be able to pay the missed payment and the one that will be do. Are they able to do this. I don't won't any trouble I just want this thing resolved!! Any advice?

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 09:09

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If they are legal in their lending practices,then they can go to court to get a judgment.With a court order wages can be garnished if you state allows garnishment.

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 09:51

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Yes, they can but the have to actually sue you first and get a judgement from the court...then get a ewo (earned wage order) .........they will not turn down your money when you got to pay....they have to accept it. Quote:
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i recently took out a loan with abc payday loans. I received a call today saying that they were going to garnish my wages from my paycheck. I have only missed one payment do to some financial hardships. My intention was have the next payment debited from my account. I don't have any money to give them at the moment. I do know that i will be able to pay the missed payment and the one that will be do. Are they able to do this. I don't won't any trouble i just want this thing resolved!! Any advice?

Sub: #9 posted on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 15:58

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Swetp, is this lender legal in your state? Have you signed any wage assignment form?

Sub: #10 posted on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 20:41

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