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Can an employer deny garnishments?

Livonia, MI |

if a company sends to garnish your wages...can your employer deny? and if so, then what happens?

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A failure by the garnishee to comply with lawful process might result in contempt citations or, if allowed under local law, disgorgement of funds that ought to have been paid in on the garnishment.

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The court will use its powers to work its way to the human being who signed off on thwarting the garnishment. That person will wind up coming to court, voluntarily or involuntarily. The money will wind up flowing from the employer to the creditor. Voluntarily or involuntarily.

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No. Your employer must honor the garnishment otherwise may be subject to liability

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