Do I have to be notified of a court date for my wages to be garnished for child support?

I have been paying the first of every month. All of a sudden, my employer tells me they are garnishing my wages. How can this happen without my being asked to appear?

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if there is a judgment against you for a certain sum of money, the judgment creditor does not have to give you prior notice of a wage garnishment. Upon receipt of the wage garnishment, you as the judgment debtor have the option of filing a claim of exemption in a timely manner with the court as to the proceeding against you.

For such, I suggest that you consult with an attorney that does collection work.


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