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|Attorney Matthew Militzok Wins Head of Household Garnishment Exemption Decision
In a recently published decision in Florida Law Weekly Supplement, Attorney Matthew J. Militzok successfully argued that a wage earner who provided more than one-half of the financial support of a parent and who otherwise had no other dependents (such as children), qualified for the head of household exemption under Chapter 222 of the Florida Statutes. The Debtor had incurred an unpaid credit card debt. The credit card company obtained a judgment and obtained a wage garnishment against the Debtor. The Debtor argued that she supported her parents who lived with her and as a result provided more than one-half of their financial support. The Judge ruled that although Florida case law had not previously recognized that parents could be specifically defined as “dependents”, she found that parents do qualify as dependents in the same way that dependent children do under the statute. Previously, case law found that dependents primarily included minor children and adult children who had a disability and were otherwise unable to support themselves. This decision is a victory for all debtors who ne
|Attorney Ely R. Levy quoted in The Palm Beach Post
Attorney Ely R. Levy quoted in The Palm Beach Post over litigation involving state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
|Matthew J. Militzok, Esq. and Ely R. Levy, Esq. are selected by Super Lawyers
Attorneys Matthew J. Militzok, Esq. and Ely R. Levy, Esq. are selected by Super Lawyers as top attorneys in the Florida legal community for the third consecutive year, an honor bestowed on only 2% of Florida attorneys.