Bank account seized

by Gary
(Humble,Texas USA)

Can a debt collector get a court order to seize my bank account? And leave me no money to live on?

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Possibly. Is there a judgment against you? Typically creditors have to take you to court and get a judgment before they can go after funds in your bank account. (Exceptions are federal student loans and tax debts.) But if the money in your account is safe from creditors (Social Security for example, or certain types of retirement pay) it may be safe. We'd urge you to consider getting a a free initial evaluation with a bankruptcy attorney to find out what they can and cannot do here.

Since you are in Texas, you could also try the law clinic at the Texas Consumer Complaint Center.

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