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I live in Virginia and my husband recieved a judgement against

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I live in Virginia and my husband recieved a judgement against him form a credit card company. The bank seized our account through a garnishment order. They took the amount out of our account. It is a joint account for the both of us. Now, I recently recieved a notice of a new hearing beause we have a joint account. The money has already been taken out of our account. Is it illegal to seize money from a joint account without approval/
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

A joint bank accounts can be seized for the debt of one of the co-tenants. Thus, if there was a judgment against your husband, that judgment could be executed against your joint bank account.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can it be executed before they go to court for a joint account?
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
if you have objected to the writ of execution there will be a hearing before the money is released to the creditor from escrow
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