Our company, based in Nevada, recently obtained a judgement against a former employee who lives in Texas. However, Texas law does not allow wage garnishments. Will a Texas court honor an 'out of state' judgement against a Texas resident and issue an Order of Judgement" against the former employee?Thank you!Arthur Geller
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Good morning. The answer to your question is yes. Although wage garnishment is generally prohibited in Texas, But, if someone has moved to Texas from another state, and a judgment was entered in the state from where the person moved, the person's wages in Texas may be garnished. In all cases, once wages are deposited into a bank account, the funds may be levied or seized.
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Thx for the info. Just to clarify, we can obtain a "Order of Judgement" from a Texas court and garnish his wages, even though Texas law prohibits wage garnishment? Or, are you saying once we obtain the Judgement from a Texas court, we cannot actually garnish his wages through his current employer, but we can levy/lien funds from his checking/saving acct? Thx.
If this judgment is from a Nevada court for a Nevada cause of action, and then this person moved to Texas, you can garnish his wages from his current employer in Texas. If this is a Texas judgment, you would not be able to garnish his wages, but you could levy his bank account.
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