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How to garnish wages in another state?

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jaylynnstlouis

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?undefinedWhat is the name of your state? MO

A man owes me $1400. I took him to small claims court and won; however he has not paid me. He lives here in MO, but his employer is actually in Indiana. How can I garnish his wages?
 


seniorjudge

Senior Member
IF (a big word) Indiana allows a certified copy of a judgment from a small claims court in Missouri to be the basis of a lawsuit in Indiana, you need to file a lawsuit in Indiana to enforce a foreign judgment from Missouri. You will need to file that in the county where the guy's employer is.

This is tricky.

If I were in your position, I would hire an Indiana lawyer to do that.
 

JETX

Senior Member
jaylynnstlouis said:
What is the name of your state?undefinedWhat is the name of your state? MO

A man owes me $1400. I took him to small claims court and won; however he has not paid me. He lives here in MO, but his employer is actually in Indiana. How can I garnish his wages?
Actually, it isn't all that hard to do.

However, FIRST.... does this employer have a 'presence' in Missouri?? That means, do they do business there?? If so, you might just try to serve them with a garnishment order from the MO court..... they might just accept it.

However, if they don't, you will have to domesticate your MO judgment into the Indiana legal system. Call a small claims court near the employers office and ask them:
a) Are they a court of record?
b) How much to file a domestication suit from MO?

If they are a court of record, then simply follow the process described at:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title34/ar54/ch11.pdf
 

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