Answers about Garnishments

Is my bank allowed to charge me a fee when it receives a garnishment order against me?

It depends. 

The bank may not charge a fee if the only money you have in your account on the day of the bank’s review is automatically protected from being garnished.

The bank may charge you a fee related to the garnishment order if you have money in the account that is not automatically protected, such as benefits deposited by check or more money than just the protected amount. 

June 2011