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garnish

v. to obtain a court order directing a party holding funds (such as a bank) or about to pay wages (such as an employer) to an alleged debtor to set that money aside until the court determines (decides) how much the debtor owes to the creditor. Garnishing funds is also a warning to the party holding the funds (garnishee) not to pay them, and to inform the court as to how much money is being held. If the garnishee (such as a bank or employer) should mistakenly give the money to the account owner or employee, the garnishee will be liable to pay the creditor what he/she/it has coming. Garnishing wages is a typical means used to collect late child support and alimony payments, or money judgments. Often the order will be to pay installment payments to the sheriff until the debt is collected. Then the sheriff pays the whole amount or payments to the person to whom the money is owed. (See: garnishee, garnishment)

garnish

verb appropriate, attach, commandeer, decorare, distrain, execute, impound, instruere, levy upon, seize, seize and appropriate, sequester, sequestrate
See also: attach, distrain, embellish, impress, levy, seize

garnish

to serve with notice of proceedings; warn. See also GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS.

GARNISH, Eng. law. Money paid by a prisoner to his fellow prisoners on his entrance into prison. .

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Simply put--the cases say that a judgment by confession is completely enforceable the moment it is entered, and confirmation is only necessary if you seek a wage garnishment against the judgment debtor.
In the Matheny case, a law firm was presented with a writ of garnishment after it had presented a trust account check, disbursing proceeds of a case, to a client but before the client had presented the check to a bank for payment.
Note that garnishment for wages due to unpaid federally issued or guaranteed student loans is limited to 10% of disposable income.
Your hope is that these employees begin to understand the need to address financial issues early, before they lead to bankruptcies and wage garnishments.
ISSUE: It may surprise many to learn that if an employee has his wages attached or garnished, and his employer, having been duly served with a writ of attachment or garnishment, fails to timely file the necessary affidavit as to the amount of wages on hand at the time of the service of process, the employer can be held responsible for the total amount unpaid on the judgment.
Thigpen was able to get the default judgment set aside--not canceled--on grounds of excusable neglect and mistaken identity, thereby blocking the wage garnishment until the mother and child settled the question once and for all by checking their DNA against Pierce's.
In addition, Chatham County is announcing the addition of garnishments to its portfolio of filing types that can be submitted online through nCourt.
About Us: Beverly Hills Tax Group offers various services to people and businesses dealing with tax problems such as wage garnishments, bank levies, IRS tax liens, and unfiled back taxes.
By law, the first $750 of disposable earnings are insulated and not subject to garnishment for up to six months, so long as the funds can properly be identified as earnings.
Question: What do we do if we receive multiple garnishments for the same employee?
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All of these individuals received two letters before the garnishments began, warning them that they could face civil penalties of $250 for failure to file.