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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

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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3, 2017, Raynor sent a writ of garnishment by certified mail to the bank's registered agent in Little Rock.
Kulasegaran pointing out that there was no law to compel firms to facilitate the wage garnishment.
In 2013, Delaware changed 12 Delaware Code [section]3536 to specifically exclude garnishment as a remedy of r creditor-, and it provides the trustee with authority to make distributions from a discretionary truth for the benefit of the beneficiary.
In addition, most creditors, upon learning a debtor was impoverished and survived only on Social Security, took no steps to stop future bank garnishments. Two victims of bank freezes in Minnesota had their bank accounts frozen twice by the same creditor for the same debt within six months, even after the creditor was presented with proof that the only funds in the accounts were exempt.
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.
You will find your legal actions and garnishments stayed and possibly find that you will receive a smaller portion of the outstanding debt over a longer period of time.
Perhaps more important are the significant federal and state limits placed on wage garnishment. Federal statutes limit garnishment for consumer loans to 25% of the borrower's disposable income, and many states have much lower limits.
Years ago, before passage of the Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1970, employers often fired workers who were garnished because of the strain it put on the company Today, many payroll managers are feeling "stressed out" because of the high number of garnishments and child support deductions they are being required to handle.
Merely asking about prior garnishments in a job interview isn't out-and-out illegal under the law, but it would be strong evidence of an unlawful employment practice, because it suggests the employer is using the information gained in making its hiring decision.
* Orders and garnishments involving registered domestic partners for spousal and child support must be obeyed;
However, with the extraordinary number of employees that most hospitals have, since they have three separate shifts, personnel departments of hospitals are more likely to be subject to wage garnishments that most other employers.