5. Learn what to do if the Notice of Garnishment expires, or the debt is paid
Question & AnswerCan the court take money from someone’s bank account if I have a court order against them?
If your Notice of Garnishment expires
A Notice of Garnishment can last 6 years.
If that time is almost over and you haven’t been paid what is owed, you can renew your Notice of Garnishment. Each renewal lasts another 6 years.
To renew the , complete and file with the court:
If the debt is paid
If the debt is paid before the Notice of Garnishment expires, you must immediately a Notice of Termination of Garnishment to the garnishees and the . This lets them know they should stop making payments to you.
If you don’t serve the Notice of Termination of Garnishment, and the keeps taking money from the , the debtor can take you to court to get that money back.
You can serve your documents:
- in person
- by mail or fax
- by courier