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I'm sorry to hear about your friend's plight. There should have been a garnishment hearing. It was at this hearing that he could have appeared and made his financial circumstances known to the court. Since he did not, then he may have to file bankruptcy to get it stopped. Another alternative I have seen people try is to file a written, signed Motion to Reconsider or some such motion (what it is called usually doesn't matter much) with the court that issued the garnishment and request the garnishment be suspended due to the fact that it would cause undue hardship on the defendant and his or her dependents. The court may or may not entertain the motion since he missed the first hearing, but it may be worth a shot. Finally, it may be helpful for him to consult with a bankruptcy attorney in his area. Many bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations, and they may be able to give him some tips for what the local courts will usually do for people in his situation if he is unable to file bankruptcy.
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