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Martin A. Bienstock, City Marshal

Martin A. Bienstock, City Marshal

Queens Debt Relief Lawyer

Martin A. Bienstock, City Marshal, is known for his debt collection efforts in Queens and nearby areas, and he does this by helping law firms execute judgments to garnish wages and freeze bank accounts. City Marshal Bienstock regularly assists creditors, debt buyers, and legal assignees to recover unsecured debts. Many clients discover an old judgment is being executed because they receive a letter from City Marshal Bienstock’s office. The letter usually gives debtors just over two weeks to pay the debt in full. At the Law Offices of Seni Popat, we help debtors fight to protect their wages from garnishment. There could be defenses to your debt, and our team may be able to negotiate a settlement or help you fight to have the debt discharged or reduced. Our Queens debt relief lawyer will help you find a solution to your garnishment notice from Martin A. Bienstock, City Marshal.

Contact us now at (718) 340-3385 to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case and help you protect your wages from garnishment.

What Does the City Marshal’s Office Do?

The City Marshals in New York are authorized to execute income and property executions for creditors. Enforcing these monetary judgments means marshals will sometimes garnish wages or freeze funds in an account to be transferred to credits in fulfillment of a debt. The mayor appoints marshals for five-year terms, and the key role of their job is to enforce monetary judgments rendered by New York City civil, supreme, and family courts. The city marshals are allowed to charge a fee and keep up to 5% of the debts they collect, according to NYCPLR §8011-8012 and NYCCA §1915.

Key facts and takeaways about the City Marshals’ Office:

  • Marshals are considered civil law enforcement
  • Marshals are paid a court-ordered fee out of the judgments they enforce and are also due a 5% poundage payment.
  • The mayor appoints marshals
  • Marshals’ fees and payments are legally granted
  • Marshals are granted the authority to levy property and execute notices of payment
  • Marshals are required to submit a percentage of their gross fees annually back to the city
  • The New York City Civil Court Act manages city marshals

There are some limitations to the wage garnishment powers of the City Marshals’ Office. Armed forces wages, social security income, and other types of pay have specific protections from monetary judgments. A debt relief lawyer can review your situation and determine if these protections apply to your situation.

How Can The Law Offices of Seni Popat Help?

The City Marshals’ Office alerts debtors of pending action by sending a Notice of Garnishment letter. The notice gives the recipient 20 days to pay the debt before an Income Execution is served to their employer. An Income Execution order notifies a party of a legal wage garnishment of up to 10% of their salary and income, which can be voluntarily submitted. If a debtor doesn’t pay Income Execution willingly, the City Marshal will deliver the same order to a debtor’s employer.

How our Queens debt relief lawyer can work to stop your wage garnishment:

  • Take decisive action to have the court judgment vacated
  • Negotiate a reduced payment on your behalf
  • Work with the plaintiff’s attorney to reach an agreement to pay
  • Get you more time to pay by working with the court to hold the judgment in abeyance

If you’ve received communication from Martin A. Bienstock, City Marshal, you need a Queens debt relief lawyer. Let Attorney Popat help you protect your assets today.

Contact The Law Offices of Seni Popat now at (718) 340-3385 to schedule a consultation. We can start reviewing the details of your case and find the best way to protect your wages and financial health.

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