Garnishing wages in the state of Texas can be more difficult than in other areas of the country. While every state must abide by Federal Law, Texas is one of the few states where the garnishment restrictions are even tougher at the state level. Before garnishing a person’s wages it is important to know what is required, including the posting of a garnishment bond.
Only Allowed In Certain Cases
Taking wages directly from a worker’s paycheck is serious business. Federal laws limit how much can be garnished out of wages to ensure the person who is being garnished still has enough to live on (pay rent, buy groceries, e.g.). In Texas the only way a creditor can garnish wages is if the person owes child support, student loans, taxes, or alimony.
One of the provisions a plaintiff must take in a garnishment case is a garnishment bond. This type of surety bond proves to the court that the garnishment is not being done with ill intent, but simply to recover owed funds. The bond amount usually covers the overall amount which is being attached to their wages.
In court cases a judge is going to check on a plaintiff’s right to make a wage attachment. Having the garnishment bond in place is a good way to show the judge that the action is not being taken lightheartedly. It proves that the plaintiff is prepared to make it right should the garnishment be deemed wrong.
Any questions about a garnishment bond or other type of surety bond in Texas can be answered quickly and efficiently by a member of the Jurisco staff. Our lawyer trained team has extensive knowledge about Texas and its requirements of bonding in court cases. We can help make the garnishment process as seamless as possible for all involved parties.