Periodic – MC12

Non-Periodic – MC13

State Income Tax – MC52

Filing Fee $15, plus service and disclosure fees


Garnishment is a court order to assist you in collecting your judgment directly from the defendant's wages, bank accounts, State income tax refund, and other monetary sources.

Periodic Garnishment - Used to garnish regular payments received by the defendant, such as wages, annuity payments and other forms of regular payments that are not considered protected funds. Examples of protected funds would be Social Security income and disability payments. A Federal formula is applied by the employer to wages to determine how much may be withheld.

Non-Periodic Garnishment - Used to garnish any monies held on behalf of the defendant, such as bank accounts or unclaimed property held by the State of Michigan Department of Treasury.

State Income Tax Garnishment - Used to collect from the State of Michigan Department of Treasury, if the defendant is entitled to a State income tax refund. You will need the defendant's social security number to file this form.

You must wait 21 days after the date of your judgment before filing any form of garnishment. If you don't have the necessary information to file a garnishment you may choose to file a Discovery Subpoena and schedule a hearing. At the hearing, you will be able to question the defendant to get the information you need to complete the garnishment.


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