North Fort Myers, FL asked in Collections for Florida

Q: I recieved a writ of garnishment letter on 4/11 from my employer but I never received anything from the courts .

I have lived in Florida for the past 4 years and this garnishment is from a court in Ohio, where I used to live. Don't I have to get something from the courts so I can answer to this .

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Jane Kim
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  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should repost this under OH where the case is.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: When Final Judgment issues and the time for appeal runs, that is the end of the litigation, and the collection case is closed.

For good reason, most states do not require Judgment Creditors to file anything new in the closed case because that is like announcing to the world (and the Judgment Debtor) that they are coming after the Judgment Debtor.

So if you want to fight this garnishment you will have to get a lawyer in Ohio to reopen the closed case and fight a new battle with the Judgment Creditor.

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