A wage garnishment (i.e. earning withholding order) occurs after a creditor sues you, receives a judgment against you on that debt, and then requests the Court issue an earning withholding order in order for them to recover that money from you. Once initiated, a wage garnishment will require your employer to start withholding generally 25% of your net wages from each check until the debt is paid in full. The amount garnished will be sent to the creditor that sued you until they are paid the full amount of their judgment. If you are facing the risk of a wage garnishment or already have a wage garnishment initiated against you, please contact Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyer at 916-800-7690 ASAP. With the help of our office, we can get that wage garnishment stopped immediately.