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hi i live in michigan and i am questioning how does it work

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hi i live in michigan and i am questioning how does it work if i owe say 17000 dollars to a individual that i lost a court hearing to what is the process to guaranchee my wages to pay it back do they have to tell me that they are doing it or do we go to court

Hello and welcome,

Yes, a notice of garnishment should normally be served on you prior to the garnishment taking effect, so you have an opportunity to object to the garnishment.

You may use form MC-49 to object to the writ of garnishment if necessary, but the garnishment should not take effect without notice to you in any case.

Here is a link which provides additional information on the garnishment process in MI:

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