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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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Q: When a judgment has been made against a person will this affect checking or savings accounts in Michigan?
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Are collection services allowed to levy bank accounts?

In most states it is possible for a creditor or collector who wins a lawsuit judgment to execute the judgment against checking or savings accounts even when the accounts are jointly held. how about in the state of Texas

In the State of Michigan can a joint checking account be garnished if only one person on the account has the judgment against them?


Can I open a savings account if I have a judgment against me?

Yes, you can open a savings account if a bank allows you to. Usually banks are not as strict with savings accounts as they are with checking accounts.

Does Michigan have a anti-deficiency law?

No, you can have a judgment against you for a default.

In Michigan can the lender garnishe your wages for a repo car?

If they have a judgment against you, yes.

Is a checking account the same as a bank account?

A checking account is a specific type of bank account, but there are other types. A checking account is a transaction account where you can write checks against the funds in the account. Other types of bank accounts are savings accounts, money market accounts and certificates of deposit.

How can you garnish someone's checking account?

In most states is the lender receives a judgment against the borrower/debtor the judgment can be enforced as a bank account levy.

You have a default judgment against you for money owed can they put lien on bank accounts?

Yes, any type of judgment will allow the creditor to levy on the debtor's bank accounts. Since it is a default judgment, it might be possible to apply to the court to have it set aside, if the circumstances are right.

If you already have a judgment against some one how do you go about freezing their accounts?

garnish their bank account or their wages

Will a judgment affect a spouse?

A judgment against one partner has the potential to affect both parties. The person who placed the judgment can have wages garnished, place a lien on your home or get a court order to access your bank accounts.

Can a person be put in jail for not paying a judgment?

NO * No, owing a judgment is not a criminal offense. The judgment creditor can execute the judgment against debtor's property to recover monies owed. The preferred method of collecting on a judgment is wage garnishment or bank account levy (including joint accounts). Other options available to the judgment creditor are the seizure and liquidation of non exempt property belonging to the debtor, or liens against real property.

If you have a judgment against you and you die do the judgment disappear?

No, it is levied against your estate.

Is a judgment against everything that you own or are judgments against specific things?

A judgment is against specific things.

How many times can a collection agency freeze your bank account?

Actually, the only way for them to do that is if they have been awarded a judgment against you, if they don't have one than they shouldn't be freezing anything. If they do have a judgment on you and have file a writ to attach you accounts than it is only for the amount they were awarded in the judgment.

What is a judgment?

It is a court order against the debtor to pay the creditor what is due. The judgment can be satisfied in several ways, wage garnishment is the usual one. Levy against bank accounts. Liens against property. The liquidation of non-exempt assets. And sometimes (rarely a homestead) the forced sale of property on which a lien has been placed.

What can happen if there is a judgment against you and you cannot pay?

A judgment creditor can execute the judgment in whatever methods are allowed under the laws of the state in which the judgment debtor resides. The preferred method is by wage garnishment. Other possible methods are, levy of bank accounts (including those that are joint) seizure and liquidation of non exempt property belonging to the debtor and a lien against real property or the portion of such that is owned by the debtor.

How do you file a judgment against a company?

You don't file a judgment you file a lawsuit against a company. A judgment is what you get if you win the legal battle.

What can be done to you if you have a judgment against you?

If there is a judgment against you, the best thing to do is to pay. It will remain on your record indefinitely if you do not. You can argue the judgment in court, but once a judgment is entered it will likely not be reversed.

Can a creditor garnish wages and seize money from a bank account in Michigan?

A creditor can garnish wages or attach assets if they have obtained a judgment against the debtor.

How does an abstract of judgment affect you?

An abstract of judgment is a document produced by a court that describes the judgment rendered in a case. If you own real property it can be recorded in the land records and will become a lien against your property. You cannot sell or mortgage the property until the judgment lien is paid. Interest will accrue at a statutory rate until then. If the creditor can locate any bank or investment accounts that you own the judgment can be served on the institutions and your accounts will be frozen until the judgment is paid. A sheriff could sieze any personal property you own such as a boat or motor vehicle.

If you have a judgment lien against you from a credit card collector and you do not own a home what can they do?

Judgment (judgment lien) collection procedures include: *Examinations--you have to come to court and answer questions *Garnishment of bank accounts or wages *Execution on motor vehicles or boats *other procedures that vary from state to state

Can a credit card issuer access a personal checking account to pay an account that has been written off?

If there is a valid judgment against the account holder, the judgment creditor can levy the bank account to recover the monies owed according to the terms of the judgment and the laws of the state in which the account is held.

Can you file bankruptcy on a fraud judgment?

If there is a judgment AGAINST you for fraud, then NO, such a judgment WILL NOT be discharged.

What options do you have when an appeal court issues a default judgment against you in Michigan?

The only viable option is for the judgment debtor to protect as much personal and real property he or she owns. Exemptions for lawsuit judgments in Michigan are the same as those that are allowed in bankruptcy. It might also be possible for the judgment debtor to use non-bankruptcy federal exemptions such as SS benefits, government/military pension, etc.

Do you have to report a judgment against you to the IRS?

Can someone collect my income tax return for a judgment against me

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