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Income Garnishment

How does wage garnishment work?

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2006-07-06 21:48:56

Simple version: The creditor sues the debtor and is awarded a

judgment. The creditor executes the judgment as a wage garnishment.

The garnishment papers are served on the garnishee's employer. The

employer withholds the amount stated in the garnishment order from

the named employee's wages until the debt is satisfied or the

garnishment order is no longer valid.

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