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If a bad debt leads to wage garnishment in Arizona and it is only in one spouse's name are the other spouse's wages subject to garnishment?
October 16, 2005 1:44AM
Yes, either spouse can be garnished by creditors but usually not both spouses at the same time. Because Arizona is a community property state, the plaintiff must sue both the husband and the wife for a lawsuit and any judgment granted to be valid. The winning plaintiff can also levy a joint or single account of a married couple.