Debtors can now protect paychecks from debt collection

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – It’s a situation many people find themselves in.

Imagine if you were living paycheck-to-paycheck with less than $1,000 in the bank at all times.

Now add debt collectors calling and even suing you, trying to take 25 percent of your paycheck.

Thanks to a recent legal victory, if you’re in that situation, you have legal protection.

New guidelines say that a person making less than $1,000 every paycheck and who has less than $1,000 in the bank can’t be pursued for debt collection.