Allison L. Friedman, P.A.
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Garnishment of Non-Resident's Salary/Wages: Claim of Exemptions

I recently had a non-resident client whose salary was garnished by a Florida court because his employer had an office in Florida and he had a judgment entered against him in Florida. We timely challenged the garnishment by filing a head of household claim of exemption. However, at the hearing on same, opposing counsel argued that the Florida head of household exemption does not apply to non-residents. The court disagreed reasoning that if a creditor can use Florida's garnishment statute against a non-resident, then a non-resident should be able to use the exemption set forth in the same statute as a defense and dissolved the writ of garnishment.