How do I prove service?

No money can be paid out until a Certificate of Service identifying the proper method of service on the garnishee and notice to the defendant, along with all other required documents, is filed with the Court. Plaintiff's obligation to provide notice of the garnishment to the defendant is governed by O.C.G.A. 18-4-8. Please read this code section if you are unfamiliar with garnishment law regarding notice to the defendant. Failure to obtain proper and timely service on both the garnishee and the defendant shall result in dismissal of the garnishment action.

View a Certificate of Service Form (PDF).

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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?