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Can a court serve a garnishment on a sole proprietor

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Can a court serve a garnishment on a sole proprietor
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Yes, a sole proprietor can be required to garnish wages, even if those wages belong to the owner. And the business' owner will need to comply or face contempt charges.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I don't draw a salary. Does this still apply
Yes, it does. A sole proprietorship is not distinct from the owner of the business. Thus, all assets are at risk; the business's creditors can go after the owner's personal assets (home, car, airplane, whatever) and the owner's creditors can go after the business's assets (receivables, cash, bank accounts, patents, whatever).

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you !

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