A Trusteeship is to prevent a Wage Garnishment. To file you must have a Civil Judgement against you, with a pending wage garnishment.
The filing fee is $50.00. Applications are accepted in Room 115 of the Hamilton County Courthouse by 8:30 am as your hearing will be the same day at 10:30 am in Room 121 of the Hamilton County Courthouse.
To apply for a Trusteeship, we require:
1) 15 Day Notice to Collect Debt or a copy of your Garnishment.
2) You must reside in Hamilton County. If residence is out of state, you must work in Hamilton County.
3) Two (2) recent paycheck stubs.
4) Recent statements from credit cards and doctor bills owed including address, account number, and amount for each creditor. You can not include your rent, car payments, or insurance payments. If your utility payments are delinquent, they may be included.
Your payment shall be 25% of your net pay for a month. Payment must be made in cash by the 25th of each month. No checks or money orders will be accepted. All payments will be paid out to the creditors quarterly. If payments are in default, a court order will be processed to terminate you from the program. If your Trusteeship is terminated, you must wait six (6) months to reapply.