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Before an individual's bank account can be levied he or she must be sued by the creditor. If the creditor wins the suit (they almost always will) a judgment will be awarded and the judgment can then be used as a bank account levy. Bank accounts are 'frozen' by the court when the account is jointly held and only one account holder is named as the judgment debtor. This action allows the non debtor to provide proof as to the amount of funds belonging to them.

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