Garnishee must begin withholding from the date server with the writ of seizure (Petition for garnishment).
Answer the Interrogatories contained in the Petition for Garnishment. File the ORIGINAL NOTARIZED answers to Interrogatories with the appropriate court within 15 days of the date of service and provide the attorney of record with a copy of same at the address listed in the petition. A Garnishment Judgment will be obtained and served upon garnishee. Garnishee then begins making payments to the appropriate Sheriff, Constable or Marshal.
Instructions for deducting from employee wages:
The balance in the current statement of account reflects all credits since suit filing, however interest and attorney’s fees continue to accrue. The total Court costs are not included in the balance since they are assessed by the Court and continue to accrue. However, the ARE subject to this garnishment. It is also important to remember that the Sheriff, Constable or Marshal deducts a commission from all payments before they are forwarded to the attorney for the plaintiff.
CONSEQUENTLY, DO NOT DISCONTINUE WITHHOLDING WITHOUT CONFIRMING THE TOTAL BALANCE DUE WITH THE APPROPRIATE SHERIFF, CONSTABLE OR MARSHAL AND/OR THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF’S OFFICE.
If you have questions, please contact our office at (225)346-4702