Wage Garnishment for Judgment Enforcement
Garnishing someone’s wages is never a fun thing to do, however, it is necessary when a judgment debtor is avoiding a court ordered judgment. There are people who will ignore debts and lie about them until the day they die, and in these cases, it is best to avoid dealing with the judgment debtor at all and acquire a writ of execution to garnish their wages. You will need some specific information regarding the judgment debtor, but this information is easily obtainable at sites like Writ Ready. Get the money/asset(s) owed without having to deal with the judgment debtor by enforcing the judgment yourself. Don’t let your judgment debtor get away without enforcing your rights.
Can I Garnish my Judgment Debtor’s Wages?
Absolutely. If your judgment debtor has ignored court orders, you may legally garnish your judgment debtor’s wages. Hopefully, it never has to come to garnishing their wages. However, in the real world, you have to exercise your rights against people who refuse to pay their debts. This doesn’t mean hire goons from Craigslist to force your judgment debtor’s employer to pay up. What it means is that you have the right to serve a writ of execution to your judgment debtor’s employer which allows you to garnish your judgment debtor’s wages. Their employer will have no choice but to follow the court approved document.
How do I Garnish my Judgment Debtor’s Wages?
File a writ of execution to your judgment debtor’s employer in order to garnish your judgment debtor’s wages. A writ of execution is effective and efficient. Settling a court judgment with a writ of execution is highly approved by the courts if your judgment debtor does not meet the payment deadline for your judgment. The court’s understand strenuous circumstances and they understand judgment debtor’s that will never pay no matter what the court’s request. That is why the court’s give you the power to enforce judgment through wage garnishments.
Is Wage Garnishment common Judgment Enforcement?
Yes, wage garnishment is a common form of judgment enforcement. Employers are often unaware of the power a writ of execution holds until they are faced with one, and after they have discussed matters with their legal team, will immediately comply with the writ. It is in an employers best interest to allow wage garnishment rather than refuse a court order.
When push comes to shove, you have to rise above the lies and “the check is in the mail, I swear” mumbo jumbo your judgment debtor throws your way. Go above them by serving their employer with a writ of execution to garnish their wages. The courts will allow you to garnish your judgment debtor’s wages if they do not pay by the judgment deadline. Make sure you get the money you are owed by getting a writ of execution and serving it to the employer of your judgment debtor. Chances are incredibly high that your judgment debtor will contact you immediately following garnishment takes place to discuss payment plan options. If they don’t, continue to garnish their wages until the owed debt is fulfilled.