Barbara Kate Repa, a lawyer and journalist, wrote and edited for Nolo from 1988 to 2010—specializing in workplace rights, estate planning, and end-of-life issues. She worked on Nolo's Quicken WillMaker Plus software and is the coauthor of Your Rights in the Workplace. She currently works as a legal expert on aging, healthcare, and end-of-life issues.
Articles By Barbara Kate Repa
Your wages can be garnished if you owe child support, alimony, student loans, or back taxes, or a court judgment has been entered against you.
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