Ballwin, MO asked in Consumer Law for Missouri

Q: My wife was garnished today. What we have found out is that it is from a 2009 judgment for a WAMU credit card. We never

My wife was garnished today. What we have found out is that it is from a 2009 judgment for a WAMU credit card. We never even knew there was a court date to begin with. In 09 we had lived at the same property for 8 years and she was a stay at home home and I had been at my job for 10 years. No reason a process server could not have served us. But we werent so of course we didnt show. Apparently they got a judgment for the $4400 with 23% and just now in 2018 starred garnish in the tune of $19,000. We dont even remember this account let alone have ever had a CC with that high a limit. Help

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yikes. Bad situation. The first step is to take a look at the affidavit of service to see whom the plaintiff claims was served. If service was invalid, hire an attorney to seek to have it set aside as void.

Here's a guide I wrote on the subject.

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