Garnishment is a legal proceeding used to collect money on a judgment or debt. This script explains garnishment, technically known as "attachment of debts." It provides some examples of garnishment, discusses garnishing orders, and explains what to do if you receive a garnishing order.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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garnishment, garnishing order, garnishing wages, dispute note, Dial-A-Law