Are there different types of garnishment?
  • Continuing Garnishments are filed against a person's place of employment and last for approximately seven months, or until the garnishment is satisfied, whichever comes first. 25% of the defendant's 'take -home' pay will be attached each month. If the debt is not paid within the seven months, a new garnishment will have to be filed to collect the remaining balance.
  • Regular Garnishments are typically filed against a bank, credit union, brokerage firm, employer, or business which owes judgment creditor money. This filing will capture the amount you file for or whatever might be in the account or owed at that time. In the case of commissions, it will capture 100% of commissions for one month, or whatever you file for. If the judgment creditor is self-employed, a regular garnishment will seize all sums up the amount of the garnishment that the garnishee owes the self-employed judgment creditor at that time.
  • Support Garnishments are used to capture the periodic support for a family member - Alimony in the case of the awarded spouse, and Child Support in the case of children. The defendant must be behind at least one month's court ordered support before a Garnishment can be filed. 50% of the defendant's 'take-home' pay will be attached. A Support Garnishment has no termination date; it lasts until a zero balance is reached, indicating that the defendant has become current on payments.
  • Tax Revenue Garnishments are filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue for unpaid State Income Taxes and are not available to the public.

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1. Are there different types of garnishment?
2. How do I file a garnishment?
3. How do I prove service?
4. How long does a garnishment last?
5. How long does the garnishee have to file an answer with the court?
6. What amount can I file a garnishment for?
7. What are the service (notice) requirements?
8. What forms do I need?
9. What happens if the garnishee fails to file an answer?
10. What is a traverse?
11. What properties are subject to a garnishment?