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    unckcharlie Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 29, 2005, 04:29 PM
    Garnished bank account funds
    I live in Texas. In 1999 I had a business that failed. One company that I owed filed a judgement. Now I have been told by my bank that my bank account funds have been garnished, from said judgement. According to Texas Law only tax levies can garnish a bank account. I have filed and signed a letter to the bank telling them that my funds are exempt, but they refuse to release my account. The judgement was filed in one county, and a Constable in another county signed the garnishment order, very fishy. I believe this is all very illegal. How do I convince the bank? Will a Federal marshall help? Been through all the conversations will bank legal depts. To no avail. Anyone can help advise?
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    Dec 29, 2005, 08:18 PM
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    You will have to get the order overturned in court.

    Legal or not, they have a court order. So you will have to appeal the court order in court. IE hire an attorney and file to have the garnishment set aside.
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    Dec 30, 2005, 07:18 AM
    Texas garnishment order,
    THe order must be signed by a Judge, use the link to read the procedure for Texas, Hope this helps.

    http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/...laws-5.html#44
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    Dec 30, 2005, 07:53 AM
    Garnish bank account
    Thanks for your response, I am printing the link, I believe it may help, again, Thanks.

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