There are a few things to sort out here. First, if it was an Ohio judgment, it cannot be directly garnished upon in Florida - an Ohio court has no jurisdiction in Florida. However, every State will recognize another State's Judgments if the right hoops are jumped through. Here, the Ohio judgment needs to be registered in Florida by filing the correct proof and paperwork with the local Florida court. The Florida court then issues a Judgment in Florida for the same amounts and, once a Florida judgment is officially in place, the Florida judgment can be garnished upon. Realize that while the Florida court handles the paperwork and officially issues the Florida judgment, it is purely an administrative matter - no court hearing, perhaps no notice even to your wife, depending upon Florida's law. If you believe there is something wrong with the Florida paperwork, you can challenge that in the Florida court. Any other challenge to the underlying judgment would have to be brought back in the Ohio courts - the Florida court will refuse to hear it. Good luck.
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