It sounds like you made payment arrangements "FROM JULY, 2011 TO SEPTEMBER 2012," but after this, the Plaintiff still had the right to demand any other outstanding judgment PAST that agreement if nothing else has been put into place.
So what they then did was pursue a writ of garnishment against one's paycheck. This is allowed, except that they are normally limited to 25% or even less, depending on the circumstances. See here
for an overview.
So their action per se is not unlawful, but the way they went about it
may be wrong. The Plaintiff is supposed to SERVE a copy of the Writ of Garnishment unto the Defendant (i.e. you) and then the Defendant can answer, and include the exempt wages and other limits in their answer which the Court would take into consideration before allowing any garnishment.
Someone in your situation may wish to do the following:
1) File a Motion to Stay
(asking the court for an immediate halt to the garnishment) back to back with a
2) Motion for Reconsideration
or a Motion to Set Aside Garnishment
and ask the Court to consider any limitations to what they can garnish, and, ask for sanctions/costs due to their original avoidance of allowing you do do this by not serving you.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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