Credit card debt led to a judgment against me many years ago. They just took everything my husband inherited when his mother passed. The money was solely his and placed into a savings account to witch I was added as a beneficiary. My debit was incurred long before we met.
Your premarital judgment against you does not become your husbands debt upon marriage. You need to look more carefully on how you were included on his account with the inheritance. If you were merely a testamentary beneficiary then the asset is not subject to execution on your sole and separate debt. However, if you were listed as a joint owner of the account, then the asset is exposed to your creditors regardless of origin. Please meet with a local consumer or bankruptcy attorney immediately. Good Luck!
I agree with Mr. Farnsworth.
The title to the account is important but also the source of the funds, too. Because your name was on the account it made it fair game.
Your husband may have to oppose the garnishment IMMEDIATELY.
Please click on "Find a Lawyer" above and locate a debt collection defense lawyer in your area to both trace the source of the funds, and also assert that this was his sole and separate property, with you listed strictly as a POD (Pay on Death) or some other form that meant you were not to receive the funds until death of your husband.
This will require some work!
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The above advice is good. You need an attorney immediately to review this and determine the options. Your husband must object to the garnishment immediately.
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That does not sound right. But you'll really need an attorney to review the relevant paperwork. If what you say is accurate then relying on the good graces of the people who did this to make things right is risky.
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