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Here are a few explanations and words commonly used in the Writ of Garnishment legal category.
What is Garnish?
Garnish refers to obtaining a court order directing a party holding funds (such as a bank) or about to pay wages (such as an employer) to an alleged debtor to set that money aside until the court determines (decides) how much the debtor owes to the creditor.
Garnishing funds is also a warning to the party holding the funds (garnishee) not to pay them, and to inform the court as to how much money is being held. If the garnishee (such as a bank or employer) should mistakenly give the money to the account owner or employee, the garnishee will be liable to pay the creditor what he/she/it has coming. Garnishing wages is a typical means used to collect late child support and alimony payments, or money judgments. Often the order will be to pay installment payments to the sheriff until the debt is collected.
What is a Garnishment?
A garnishment is a means of collecting a monetary judgment against a defendant by ordering a third party (the garnishee) to pay money, otherwise owed to the defendant, directly to the plaintiff.
Is there a brief explanation of Garnishment Law?
Garnishment is a legal proceeding whereby money or property due a debtor but in the possession of another is applied to the payment of the debt owed to the plaintiff.
Garnishment is a court order directing a third party who holds money or property belonging to a defendant to withhold it and appear in court to answer inquiries.
To learn more about Garnishments, please contact an attorney.
What is a Garnishee?
A Garnishee is an individual who holds money or property that belongs to a debtor subject to an attachment proceeding by a creditor.
For example, when an individual owes money but has for a source of income only a salary, a creditor might initiate Garnishment proceedings. If the creditor is successful, a certain portion of the debtor's salary will be automatically sent to the creditor from each paycheck. In such case, the debtor's employer is the garnishee.
A person who has money or property in his possession, belonging to a defendant, which money or property has been attached in his hands, and he has had notice of such attachment; he is so called because he has had warning or notice of the attachment.
From the time of the notice of the attachment, the garnishee is bound to keep the property in his hands to answer the plaintiff's claim, until the attachment is dissolved, or he is otherwise discharged.
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