You should file a Challenge to Garnishment with the court.

My girlfriend has a garnishment order against her and at the same time she also has a judgment that prohibits the garnishment as of her lack of income. We have a joint account where I've all my federal student aid and she has nothing. I found that she would have to make more than $218 a week to be garnished, which she barely makes in 2 weeks. What evidence do I need to present to get the money back?

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You should file a Challenge to Garnishment with the court. If your girlfriend has already received a copy of the writ of garnishment, then you can easily find the form over there to challenge. Otherwise, get a copy from the courthouse.

I believe you have two things to challenge:
1) The money garnished doesn’t belong to your girlfriend. Submitting any document proving the same before the court might help.
2) The money is from federal grant. These are exempt. You must have documents to prove the same.

Hire an attorney to help you during the case!
 

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Since it was federal student aid, you should have had a separate account for that and not a joint one with your girlfriend. Open a new account and don’t put her into this time so that such an incident never happens again. I am not sure if there is any possible ways to get back the amount as garnishment was done solely on her account and unfortunately, you had your name on it.


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