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garnishment by state Garnishment

Discussion in 'Other Debt, Collection, Garnishment' started by garnette, Jul 14, 2014.

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  1. garnette

    garnette Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If I live in NC & work in SC can my wages be garnished for an automobile?
     
  2. fredrikklaw

    fredrikklaw Moderator

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    Yes!

    Yes, it can! And not only in South Carolina, but in any of the 48 states!

    Obviously attempts at collection are made after a favorable judgment is obtained by the plaintiff, making him or her Judgment Creditor who can then present that judgment for collection in any state that the defendant has assets by virtue of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article IV, Section I) which says in part: “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State…”

    So, if the creditor locates your assets or earnings in any of the 48 states in the Union and elects to commence collections in that state, then the judgment presented in the sister state shall have the same force and effect as if obtained in that forum originally.

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