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Is a copy from the bank of a levy/restraining order enough to satisfy proper service to liquidate one's bank account?

Albany, NY |

My account is up for liquidation. I was never served the restraining order papers by the judgement creditor or the US marshall, but the bank sent me a copy.

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If you have notice of a restraint of your account, then you should move to vacate the judgment before the account is liquidated and the creditor takes your money.

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Contact an attorney to attempt to vacate the original judgment if possible. Further - there are specific guidelines that must be followed with respect to levying a restraining order on a bank. An experienced attorney can also verify that proper steps were taken.