A garnishment is a legal process where a creditor obtains a court order to direct a third party, such as an employer or bank, to withhold funds from the debtor and send them directly to the creditor. This method is typically used to collect debts owed under a court judgment, like unpaid loans, child support, or back taxes.

The garnishment can apply to wages, bank accounts, or other assets, depending on the jurisdiction and the nature of the debt. This process ensures that the creditor can recover the owed amounts directly, bypassing the debtor’s control over these funds.

Florida asset protection attorneys Jon Alper and Gideon Alper, part of Alper Law