garnishment order

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Country: United States of America
State: New York

I made payment arrangements with a creditor in April 2005 and I have paid them via Money Order every month. Today I received an Information Subpoena with Restraining Notice to Garnishee that has been mailed to every bank in my area. I have a business checking account because I am in a business partnership with my husband in addition to my fulltime job. My paycheck from my fulltime job is a direct deposit to my business account. Can they hold funds on our business account to compensate for this debt?


Yes--you should not keep funds in any account; it would appear you did not show in court or you lost in court--you may try to get it removed if you never had proper notice of the court proceeding...
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I would hate to see them obtain employment, only for the new employer to receive a garnishment order,'' she said.
The garnishment order affected the entire Comprehensive Funding Arrangement's ("CFA") monthly allocation to God's Lake First Nation, leaving the community with no funds to manage the reserve and maintain services to its members.
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Once enacted, this regulation will stop banks from illegally freezing Social Security, SSI and veterans' benefits to satisfy garnishment orders from debt collectors," said Margot Saunders, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center.