Marshal's Notice & Sheriff's Notice
New York Bank Levies Attorney
At the Law Offices of Abel L. Pierre, Attorney at Law, P.C. we are committed to protecting the rights of debtors throughout the state of New York. If you have received notice of a levy from the Marshal’s or Sheriff’s office, then you need to get in touch with our law firm to find out what we can do to save your paycheck or bank accounts. We can build a strong legal strategy that will allow you to either fight, discharge, or settle your debt for a lower amount. Let our debt collection defense lawyers find a solution to your debt issues today!
Contact the Law Offices of Abel L. Pierre, Attorney at Law at (888) 744-0757 if you have received a notice of a levy from Marshal's or Sheriff's Office.
What Should I Do If My Bank Account Is Frozen?
Creditors can levy or freeze your bank account so you can’t access your funds. So while you can still put money into your account, the levy prevents you from withdrawing anything and instead gives your creditor a direct link to your account. In order to freeze your bank accounts, the creditor must first obtain a judgment from the court. After your bank account is frozen, you will be sent a form with instructions for how to un-freeze or release your accounts.
FAQ: Frozen Bank Accounts
Here are a few answers to some of the common questions we are asked by clients when they discover their bank accounts have been levied or frozen:
Question #1: What does it mean to “vacate” a judgment against me?
A: When you vacate a judgment, the order against you is erased and your account funds are immediately released.
Question #2: Does the bank have to notify me before freezing my account?
A: Banks are not legally bound to inform you that they are freezing your account after receiving a restraint notice.
Question #3: Is any of my income exempt from debt collectors?
A: The following directly deposited benefits are exempt under the Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA):
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Railroad retirement benefits
- Black Lung benefits
- Unemployment insurance
- Public assistance
- Veterans benefits
Do you need legal advice regarding bank levies? If so, get in touch with our compassionate legal professionals at The Law Offices of Abel L. Pierre, Attorney at Law, P.C. to discuss the details of your case. We have the extensive resources and knowledge of the law that you need on your side to pursue a fair case result.