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Debtors' Rights: Dealing with Collection Agencies

Read this to understand debt collection practices and your rights when dealing with debt collectors. Includes form letters you can use to mail to debt collectors requesting that they stop contacting you. #0200EN

Video - Debt Collection Defense in Washington State

This video series explains some basics about the laws affecting people who owe a debt in Washington State.

Video - What if I Get Sued for a Debt?

Short video covering what you should do if you receive court papers (Summons and Complaint) from a creditor suing you to collect a debt.

Money that cannot be taken from you ("garnished") to pay off a debt

Learn more about the types of income and property the law protects from garnishment by creditors. These funds cannot be taken from you to pay off a debt, even one a court has said you owe. #0208EN

Prioritizing Debt: Which Bills do I Pay First?

General information about which bills you should pay first when you are having trouble paying all of your debts. #0110EN

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Free weekly credit reports in 2022

You can now get a free credit report every week through the end of 2022. Find out why this is a good idea and how to interpret your credit report. #0412EN.

Webinar: How to protect your bank account from garnishment in Washington state

Northwest Justice Project attorneys explain how debt collection works in Washington state and how to protect exempt funds (like Social Security) in a bank account from garnishment. ***General information only.

Money that cannot be taken from you ("garnished") to pay off a debt

Learn more about the types of income and property the law protects from garnishment by creditors. These funds cannot be taken from you to pay off a debt, even one a court has said you owe. #0208EN

Webinar: How to protect your bank account from garnishment in Washington state

Northwest Justice Project attorneys explain how debt collection works in Washington state and how to protect exempt funds (like Social Security) in a bank account from garnishment. ***General information only.

When You Cannot Pay Off Your Payday Loan

Options on what to do when you can't pay off your payday loan on time. #0601EN.

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