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Need to serve Wage Garnishment or Bank levy Documents to collect on a judgment in Utah? Utah Process Service is a Utah Private Investigator Agency licensed by Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification


What is a Wage Garnishment or Bank Levy?


In simple terms; a Wage Garnishment or Bank Levy allows a Judgment Creditor to withhold wages or funds held in a financial institution of the Judgment Debtor in order to satisfy a judgment awarded in a civil or family law court matter. 


Writs of Garnishment are governed by Rule of Civil Procedure 64D. Use a Writ of Garnishment to withhold non-exempt personal property or money owed to the judgment debtor by a third party, such as the debtor's employer or bank. There are two types of forms for Writs of Garnishment: one for wages and one for other property. If there is more than one garnishee, or if someone other than the debtor claims an interest in the debtor's property, the creditor must complete a separate set of forms, including checks for fees, for each.


Before serving a Writ of Garnishment, the creditor must exercise reasonable diligence to make sure that the property to be withheld is, in fact, the debtor's property. If the creditor fails to do this, and the property belongs to someone other than the debtor, the creditor might be liable to the owner for up to $1000. Utah Code Section 78A-2-216.

The creditor can verify the debtor's employment before garnishing the debtor's wages, and avoid the risk of liability if the employer does not respond. Utah Code Section 78A-2-216.


Forms

The forms available on the court's website can be printed, completed, filed with the court and served on other parties.

For Creditors:

Creditor's Checklist -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word

To verify the debtor's employment:

Request for Verification of Employment -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Response to Request for Verification of Employment -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word

To garnish the debtor's wages:

Application for Writ of Garnishment -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Writ of Continuing Garnishment and Instructions -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Garnishee's Answers to Interrogatories for Earnings -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Notice of Garnishment and Exemptions -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Reply and Request for Hearing (2 copies) -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word

To garnish the debtor's other personal property:

Application for Writ of Garnishment -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Writ of Garnishment and Instructions -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Garnishee's Answers to Interrogatories for Property other than Earnings -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Notice of Garnishment and Exemptions -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Reply and Request for Hearing (2 copies) -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word


To request that the garnishee is held in contempt of court for failure to follow the Writ of Garnishment:

Motion for Order to Garnishee to Show Cause -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word
Order to Garnishee to Show Cause -  [PDF Document]  PDF |  [Word Document]  Word


For Debtors

Debtor's Checklist -  [PDF Document]  PDF 

Wage Garnishment and Bank Levy Services

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