Assuming you complied with the terms of the written agreement, turning the account over to an attorney and the wage garnishment threats may be illegal. Does the attorney know about the written agreement? If not, have you informed the attorney of the agreement? Are you currently paying at least as much as the federal limit (or your state’s limit) on wage garnishment? I suggest you contact your state attorney general and ask about the laws in your state and your rights concerning this issue. Also, please review wage garnishment information here…Garnishment Laws
Home » FAQ » Garnishments » I had a written payment agreement with a collection agency but now an attorney is threatening to garnish my wages for twice the amount I am paying the collection agency. Is this legal?