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My check has been garnished for a previous medical bill for the past ten years I don't believe i have a judgment against me

1 Answers. Asked on Jul 14th, 2017 on Debtor and Creditor - New York
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Has this bill reach the statue of limitation also one bill states I owe $24,000 while the other bill states I owe $56,000 both sign and dated the same day. I have two garnishments coming out my check one from the IRS . Can to people garnish me at the same time ?
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Answered on Jul 15th, 2017 at 7:31 AM

By definition, the garnishment means there is a judgment.  The statute of limitations is for bringing a suit.  A judgment lasts for 20 years.  You cannot have two garnishments at once.  At most, 10% of your pay can be taken under NYS law.

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