How to Issue Multiple Garnishments at the Same Time
Unless the court where your judgment was entered has a limitation, you may seek multiple garnishments against the same debtor. For example, you know where the debtor works and where he or she has a savings account, so you issue both a wage garnishment and a bank garnishment at the same time.
You don’t want to over-garnish a defendant, and you can get into trouble if you collect more than you’re owed. So if the combined garnishments have the effect of over collecting the account, file a garnishment release form with the court and provide a copy to each garnishee.
It’s also possible to accidentally attach funds that don’t really belong to your debtor or only partially belong to her (such as money in a joint bank account). As a result, you may be required to release part or all the funds to their actual owner.
When using garnishments, it’s helpful to have someone who’s familiar with the garnishment process available to answer your questions in case of a problem or complication.
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