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Q: What does Satisfaction of garnishment mean?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A satisfaction of judgment is something that a judgment creditor might file to indicate that the judgment has been collected and is no longer owed by the judgment debtor (normally the defendant). A writ of garnishment is issued by a court directing a bank or employer to monies belonging to a judgment debtor pending determination whether the money should be paid to the judgment creditor or, if exempt, paid back to the judgment debtor. So, a satisfaction of garnishment would probably mean that one party or the other has received the money, after a determination whether or not the money garnished is exempt from garnishment. This is just a guess; I would probably better know what it means after reading the document.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: A Satisfaction of Garnishment is a document that confirms a debt has been fully paid, releasing the garnishee from further obligation to withhold money. Once filed, the garnishment order is resolved, and the debtor's wages or account are no longer subject to garnishment for that debt.

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