Glossary beginning with W

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Wage deduction

When a debtor's money is taken out of their paycheck or bank account to pay for a debt they owe

Wage garnishment

When a debtor's money is taken out of their paycheck or bank account to pay for a debt they owe

Wages

The amount of money that a person is paid for work they do

Waive

To give up a legal right or pardon a fee

Waiver

To give up a legal right or pardon a fee

Ward

A person who has a guardian appointed by the court to care for and take responsibility for them

Warranty of habitability

A promise that rental property will be fit for people to live in

Witness

A person who answers questions in court under oath