Using Attachment and Garnishment to Protect Your Claims

Two of the most common legal tools for protecting creditors' rights in Florida are attachment and garnishment. These remedies can be used either before or after obtaining a judgment. To learn more about attachment and garnishment as prejudgment or post-judgment collection strategies, contact the law firm, CreditorCollections, in West Palm Beach.

Advising Clients From Florida, Other States and Other Nations

No matter where you or your debtor resides, or where you obtained your judgment against the debtor, attorney Blumberg can advise you about attachment and garnishment.

If you already have a judgment against the debtor, attorney Blumberg can domesticate the judgment in a Florida court and seek an order of attachment of the debtor's Florida assets. Attachment is an order directing a sheriff's deputy or another public official to seize particular assets from the debtor or debtor's control and turn it over to you for liquidation.

Garnishment works in much the same way, but applies to property of the debtor in the hands of another.

There are important differences between prejudgment and post-judgment attachment or garnishment.

Once you've reduced your claim against the debtor to judgment, your rights to attachment and garnishment are somewhat expanded. You won't need to post a bond, and you will be able to garnish wages. Collections lawyer Joel Blumberg can advise you about any objections or other problems that you might encounter.

Many judgment creditors depend on garnishment and attachment as their primary means of collection from reluctant debtors. For additional information, contact the law firm, Creditor Collections.