Small Claims: Garnishment

Generally, there are two different types of garnishments, an Earnings Garnishment and a Non-Earnings Garnishment. The first set of forms and step-by-step checklist is for filing an Earnings Garnishment. These forms can be used if the person you are trying to collect money from is receiving a paycheck.

The second set of forms and step-by-step checklist is for filing a Non-Earnings Garnishment. These forms can be used if the person you are trying to collect money from has a bank account or other money being held.

For qualifying low-income individuals, the courts offer a fee waiver. If you would like to request a fee waiver, you will find the form at the bottom of this page.

 

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Attention:

The rules for garnishment can be complicated. For more information on garnishment, including who can be garnished and which process is best for your situation, you can come to the Milwaukee Justice Center for assistance. Legal advice is not provided.

 

 Earnings Garnishment

 
 
FORMS: 
 
Form Number
Name of Form
Forms for Download
CV-421
Earnings Garnishment Notice

    Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

CV-422 Earnings Garnishment

    Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

 CV-423 Earnings Garnishment - Exemption Notice

     Form English (pdf)
   
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

CV- 426 Garnishment Exemption Worksheet

     Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

CV- 424 Earnings Garnishment - Debtor's Answer

     Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

 CV-427 Poverty Guidelines for Earnings

     Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

CV-425 Earnings Garnishment - Objection to Debtor's Answer and Demand for Hearing

     Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

EXAMPLE
Sample Packet for filing an Earnings Garnishment

 

     Example English (pdf)
  

 

Non-Earnings Garnishment 

 
 
 
FORM: 
 
Form Number
Name of Form
Forms for Download
SC-301
Small Claims Garnishment Summons and Complaint for Non-Earnings

    Form English (pdf)
  
Form English (doc) 
  
Summary English (pdf)

 

Fee Waiver Forms
 
If you are unable to pay the filing fees, and meet the income requirements, you can ask the court to waive the fees by completing form CV-410 below.
 
 

 

Form Number
Name of Form
 
Forms for Download
 
CV-410
Petition and Waiver of Fees/Costs Affidavit of Indigency and Order

     Form English (pdf)
     
Form English (doc) 
     
Summary English (pdf)

 

 
 
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