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What information is generally included on wage garnishment forms?

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A Notice of Garnishment of Personal Earnings form is a document that a court sends to a debtor stipulating the number of days before garnishment begins and how the debtor can object to the garnishment, reports Nolo. The court usually sends another form along with the notice that the debtor can use to detail the grounds for objection to the garnishment.

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The garnishment notice form gives the amount of time within which the debtor must object to the garnishment, whether the debtor must write out the objection and whether the debtor should use plain paper or a form from the court, explains Nolo. It also stipulates what information the debtor should include in the objection and where the debtor should file it. It tells the debtor whether he must send the objection to anyone else and gives the time and place of any scheduled court hearing to consider the objection.

If an objection form is not included with the notice of garnishment, the debtor should request one from the court, according to Nolo. The objection form should include the date, case number, and name and address of the debtor. It should have a detailed explanation for the objection request, including any state or federal exemptions that the debtor qualifies for. When intending to garnish wages to collect back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service provides a special form that taxpayers can use to claim exemptions.

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