Can I have my wages garnished without having been served a writ of garnishment?

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Can I have my wages garnished without having been served a writ of garnishment?

Are they not suppossed to allow me 20 days to respond? This case happened back 6 years ago (credit card bill) $1343 which has now turned into $2224 and I was only told last week that staring this week my wages will be grnished? This does not sound right.

Asked on April 8, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily the judgment debtor does not get served with a writ of execution or garnishment before wages are garnished. Only the employer does. The debtor gets notice after the fact and based upon such notice, the employee then has an opportunity to object to the wage garnishment. based upon what you have written, I suggest that you consult with an attorney or your local legal aid clinic for help.


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