Client Story - Carol

· Consumer Law,Client Story

Carol (not her real name) is a single mom who was supporting three children. Although she was working full-time she was not able to continue to pay a credit card that she had used to make ends meet.

A woman working while taking care of children

A collection lawsuit was filed and a judgment was obtained against Carol which she could not pay. Eventually, her wages were garnished by the credit card company and she needed help to stop the garnishment. Her wages were the only income she had to support her children, she was not receiving child support.

FRLS represented Carol and filed a form of exemption showing that she was the head of the household and her wages were not subject to garnishment. The garnishment was dismissed. FRLS then helped Carol file for bankruptcy and discharge the debt so that she could move forward without fear of garnishment.