Allison L. Friedman, P.A.
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February 2015 Archives

Appellate Court Upholds Garnishment Exemption for Non-Resident

A few months ago I handled a claim of exemption hearing for a client seeking a head of household exemption for garnishment of his wages. My client resides in another state, but his employer is a Florida corporation and was served with a writ of garnishment in Florida. My client testified at his claim of exemption hearing that he earned a salary and provided more than one-half of the support for his minor children. The creditor's counsel argued that because my client resided out of Florida, he could not use the exemption because it is only applied to Florida residents. The Court rejected his argument and granted my client's exemption. The creditor appealed the ruling to the Fourth District Court of Appeals.