Garnishment after case reopened?

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There was a default judgment against me as I didn't show for the original court date (never rec'd summons). I filed a motion to reopen, and on Nov 1 my motion was granted. I received a garnishment letter today, dated Nov 5. Can they persue wage garnishment even though the case was reopened?

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Hi Charla!

Yes - I have another court date on November 29th. The court website says the judgement was vacated on 11/1. It doesn't say anything about the garnishment, but lists my employer as garnishee. I'm guessing I should send the Debtor's Answer, saying the case was vacated and I have no knowledge of the debt?

Backstory is that I have no knowledge of this debt, doesn't show on my credit reports, and I honestly don't remember ever having a Citi card for anything more than a couple of hundred dollars.

Thanks for any help you can give me!


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If The judgment was vacated, they can't garnish. Did you call them the Attorney? This is the only instance where I would call them.

I do think you need to send a Debtors Answer to the garnishee /employer which they are required to send to the creditor/collection agency.

I dont have much experiene with garnishments - hopefully others will offer assistance.

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