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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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Garnishments: How do I dispute a garnishment?

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A defendant can challenge a garnishment on the grounds that the amount is incorrect or the defendant may challenge the existence of a judgment. A court can order the garnishment released and stayed until the validity of the judgment can be determined. A plaintiff may also challenge a garnishee's response to a summons of garnishment by filing a traverse. A traverse can claim that the garnishee's answer is untrue or legally insufficient.


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