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Consumer Alert

Consumer Debt Garnishments Prohibited

Washington State Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-49 on April 14, 2020 regarding Garnishments and Accrual of Interest. This proclamation temporarily prohibits garnishments of wages and other income to collect judgments for consumer debt throughout Washington State until 11:50 PM on May 14, 2020.

Accordingly, the King County Clerk’s Office will not be issuing writs of garnishment for any consumer debt-based judgment. Any applications for consumer debt-based writs of garnishment presented to the clerk for filing will not be accepted and will be returned to the filing party. In addition, any application for writ of garnishment which is not clearly indicated to be other than consumer debt-related will be returned to the filing party for clarification.

In keeping with the Governor’s proclamation, this process will be in place until May 15, 2020 unless modified by further proclamation.

Call us if you have any questions on protecting your empire, your family or your paycheck. We are barricaded, fortified and ready to help.

Due to the WA State “stay at home order” we will be delayed in responding to emails and phone messages through April 5, 2020. Strong International Law Group is working to deal with the COVID-19 situation impacting us all. We are cancelling in person client appointments and trying to keep appointments as short as possible, with preliminary or follow-up discussions by telephone or email. Client appointments will be handled by telephone should be scheduled as such. Urgent in person appointments are possible with social distancing intact. If I am sick, I will reschedule, I ask you to do the same. We will get through this crises, one family at a time . . . stay Strong and stay safe.

Keith Armstrong, Esq.

Protecting Your Empire …One case at a time


((253) 221-0285; 2(253) 539-2810 fax

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