Steve Harms

Monday, October 8, 2012

Collections in Michigan: Garnishment rules changed to allow wage garnishments to go 182 days!!

Good news for collection attorneys and others dealing with various forms of "wage" garnishments (periodic garnishments of income). 2012 PA 304 was passed effective Sept. 25, 2012, changing periodic garnishments from 91 days to 182 days.

The length garnishments last varies widely from state to state, and there are always political "pressures" to make changes.  Some states have banned garnishments on head of households altogether!

Well, in Michigan, we allow wage garnishments, and for years they were good for 91 days (that is, they had to be renewed every 3 months)....well, that has now been extended to 6 months, effective immediately.