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Are you required to appear in court before your wages can be garnished?

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02/11/2007

No, the defendant (debtor) does not have to appear at the date of the hearing. A non appearance usually results in a default judgment being entered against the debtor. The debtor will receive a notice of final judgment before the judgment creditor can take steps to have the judgment executed.