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Consumer Debt Hits Record High

A recent article noted that consumer credit card debt has spiked in the last two years, going from near all time lows to all time highs. Most people believe that this is due to the end of the pandemic stimulus payments, combined with inflationary pressures that have...

Garnishment in Minnesota resumes

The Governor recently rescinded the Order made last May, which had precluded wage garnishment and bank levies. Garnishment of wages and levy of bank accounts may now take place in Minnesota, as long as the judgment was entered prior to May 4, 2020. The state...

Gov. Walz Suspends Garnishments

Governor Tim Walz just issued an executive order halting any garnishment of bank accounts or wages for consumer debts. Violators are subject to a $25,000 penalty. There is an exception for child support. Also, consistent with what we already understood, he clarified...