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When a judgment has been made against a person will this affect checking or savings accounts in Michigan?

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2005-09-08 13:57:35
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A writ of judgment can be used to levy a checking or savings account that belongs to the debtor. Joint accounts can be partially protected but the other account holder must file the proper documents with the court where the judgment was granted. The bank has no obligation to notify the account holder(s) that the account has been levied. The account holder(s) should remove funds and close the account if at all possible. This can only be done BEFORE the judgment has been executed.

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