What is a Garnishment?
A garnishment is a separate legal action that is filed against the garnishee. The garnishee is a person or business entity that owes funds to the judgment debtor, or is holding funds on behalf of the judgment debtor.
What are the four (4) types of Garnishments?
There are four (4) basic types of garnishments: a Summons of Garnishment, Continuing Garnishment, Continuing Child Support Garnishment, and Tax Revenue Garnishments. A Summons of Garnishment is used primarily for garnishing a bank account or other financial institution. A Continuing Garnishment is used solely for garnishing wages. A Continuing Child Support Garnishemnt used to capture the periodic support for a family member. A Tax Georgia Department of Revenue for unpaid State Income Taxes and are not available to the public.
The cost for filing a garnishment in Magistrate Court is $100.00. You may add additional banks/employers to your regular garnishment if you wish. It will cost an additional $50.00 for each additional Garnishee served.