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Are the funds that are being frozen / garnished come from the child support / alimony and can such be proved?
What is the total amount being garnished?
What is the amount of total personal assets that you have at this time, including any real estate property?
Was alimony from your ex-husband ordered by the court?
What is the market value of your minivan?
Also, is alimony only about $200 that was garnished?
Unfortunately, while alimony is exempt from garnishment according to the Illinois law which can be found at the link below:
Only, up to $4000 of all other assets that are not subject to specific exemption would be exempt, so generally, the judgment debtor would only be able to argue that alimony proceeds (with the proof that the money came from a court ordered alimony payment) would be subject to being returned to the judgment debtor and generally, the petition would be called Petition for Exemptions from the Garnishment Order.
I wish you the best of luck!
I cannot tell you what to do or comment on your specific case, but generally, an oral objection to the garnishment order and also oral motion for the legal exemption to be excluded from the garnishment can be made during the court hearing, before the order is granted.
Also, there is a typo in the above answer and "Petition for the Exemptions from Garnishment" should be read as "Motion for the Exemptions From Garnishment"
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Thank you for your kind words and please let me know if you have any related follow up questions.
Also, here is the link to the Illinois Legal Aid Society which you can contact for free or low cost legal service and at this link, their website has a lot of helpful detailed information related to the situations similar to yours: