Are you saying that the suit was the association vs. you, but the real party in interest was your wife, and that the court gave judgment against you, regardless, instead of dismissng the law suit entirely?
This is an incredibly bizarre outcome. You may have a separate suit against the judgment creditor for an unlawful execution, because he has taken your separate property. The issue will revolve around whether or not all of the property of each spouse is liable for the debts of the other incurred during marriage while residing in Tennessee.
I've searched the Tennesee Code and I cannot find a statute controlling this question at the moment. However, if you contact a local attorney, he/she can probably dig it out of the Tennessee statutes pretty quickly.
You probably also have an appeal for harmful error, because the judge should have continued the trial as soon as he realized that you were non-suited from the case and the real party in interest, who was relying on your representation, was not present to defend herself. As you said, your wife never got her day in court.
However, the most pertinent issue is whether or not the garnishment of your account was lawful. And, until we find out what your wife's rights are to your separate assets during marriage in satisfaction of a debt, we can't answer the question.
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