What is a garnishment?

A garnishment is a proceeding filed against the employer of a debtor/defendant. The employer is required to turn over to the court any money or other property that they may have in their possession belonging to the debtor/defendant. The plaintiff must have a judgment against the defendant before a garnishment can be filed. The judgment must also be a Georgia judgment (either local courts of federal). Other states' judgments will have to be domesticated (made a Georgia judgment). A judgment is valid for seven years. It can be renewed every seven years.

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1. What is a garnishment?
2. What is subject to a continuing garnishment?
3. What can I do to stop the garnishment?