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?

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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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