How to Make Sure I Can Sign Your Garnishments

So we've negotiated rates, volume, and delivery method of your garnishments. Now you want to know; how do I make sure I'm sending garnishments she can sign? Because of course, time is money (especially when it comes to garnishments!), so the faster I can get them signed and returned to you the better, and that the quickest way to expedite that process is to make sure you've sent me everything I need to legally sign them.


So what goes into all that? The first thing is sending the right documents; the Writ of Garnishment itself, the debt calculation, and the judgment the Writ is based on. I'm flexible about whether you send me a judgment or an e-court docket, but no matter which one you send me, they must include the following elements;


            1) creditor and debtor names

            2) date of judgment

            3) amount of judgment


Remember, the judgment amount on e-court dockets isn't always on the first page, and sometimes includes some of the fees. My preference is for whichever document shows me all of the award and fee amounts separately, which allows me to very rapidly check it against your debt calculation.


Yes, I will check the judgment against the debt calculation. I expect any set of garnishment documents sent to me to be correct, but everyone makes a mistake every once in a while, so it's good to have an extra set of eyes to avoid getting sued.


That brings me to my next point; make sure the Writ and debt calculation pages match the judgment! I can't sign anything with an error in it, so I'll have to send it back to you for correction and then you'll have to get it back to me again. Everything is quicker if we don't have to re-do steps, so double-check your math before you send anything over.


Last but not least, I only sign Oregon garnishments. Bring on garnishments from any and all Oregon counties, but nothing from out of state.


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