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We have a garnishment from both our checks from the same landlord can they really take the full amou t from both

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Michigan

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Got taken to court while living there..money judgement

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Moved out Then garnishment

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Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 2 months ago
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They cannot sue for more than you owe, but if both of you were tenants, the landlord can garnish both of your checks until the full bill is paid. IF the landlord it taking more than the amount of the judgment from the two of you then you can sue in court for return of any money he has garnished over and above the total judgment.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok. Is the money judgement enough to go right to garnishment? And we even gave him money the day of court abd sent another money order 2 weeks after. I just dont understand why we did t even get a chance to show a judge we were attempting some payment
Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 2 months ago

Thank you for your reply

Yes, if the money judgment against you has not been paid in full they can go directly to garnishment. If you paid him everything due, then he could not get a garnishment. As long as you owe money on the judgment I am afraid he can garnish even if you made other partial payments.

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