§ 642.1 Who may be garnished
§ 642.2 Garnishment of public employer
§ 642.3 Fund in court
§ 642.4 Death of garnishee
§ 642.5 Sheriff may take answers
§ 642.6 Garnishee required to appear
§ 642.7 Examination in court
§ 642.8 Witness fees
§ 642.9 Failure to appear or answer — cause shown.
§ 642.10 Paying or delivering
§ 642.11 Answer controverted
§ 642.12 Notice of controverting pleadings
§ 642.13 Judgment against garnishee
§ 642.14 Notice of garnishment proceedings
§ 642.14A Notice to defendant — nonemployer garnishees.
§ 642.14B Notice to defendant — employer garnishees.
§ 642.15 Pleading by defendant — discharge of garnishee.
§ 642.16 When debt not due
§ 642.17 Negotiable paper — indemnity.
§ 642.18 Judgment conclusive
§ 642.19 Docket to show garnishments
§ 642.20 Appeal
§ 642.21 Exemption from net earnings
§ 642.22 Validity of garnishment notice — duty to monitor account.
§ 642.23 Support disbursements by the clerk
§ 642.24 Garnishments — support payment priority.
§ 642.25 Sheriff not an agent

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 642 - Garnishment

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • executor: includes administrator, and the term "administrator" includes executor, where the subject matter justifies such use. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1