Income Garnishment

Can the court garnish your wages for a spouse's court fines in Iowa?

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08/17/2013

Apparently so. I got my check yesterday and discovered $200 was garnished from Benton County for non-payment of fines from 1997, 16 years ago. I was never given a chance to contest the garnishment, object to it, or anything. no warning that it was going to happen, just got my check in the mail and it was $200 less than I expected.