How do I garnish the defendant’s/debtor’s money or other assets?

The court can order a debtor’s employer or financial institute (bank) to pay to you instead of to the debtor. This is called Garnishment. For example, if the debtor is employed and receiving wages from their employer or have money in their bank account, you can ask the court to have the debtor’s employer or financial institute to pay that money into court. The court will then hold the first payment for 30 days before the court clerk issues a cheque to you. A Notice of Garnishment remains in effect for six years from the court issued date. Before the expiration date if the debt amount is not paid in full, you can renew the Notice of Garnishment for an additional six years in order to collect.

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