The Judgment Group

If you provide the proper information, the clerk will issue a Writ of Garnishment which must be legally served on the financial institution. The defendant's financial institution (known as the "garnishee") has 30 days from the date of service to file a Confession of Assets with the court which lists any assets belonging to the defendant the bank holds.

Once 30 days have passed since the original Request for Garnishment fo Property other than Wages is served and the garnishee files an answer, you can file the Request for Judgment - Garnishment, Form DC/CV 62. Before filing the form, you must mail a copy of the request to the garnishee and the defendant.

If the judge chooses to enter a decision in your favor, the garnishee wil be ordered to turn over to the money withheld from the defendant's bank account.

*Information per DC/CV 60BR (Rev. 5/2011)


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In this instance, money in the judgment debtor's bank account is applied to help satisfy the judgment.  Financial institutions must comply with the requirements, prohibitions and limitations of Federal Regulation 31 C.F.R. Part 212 and Maryland Rule 3-645.

The first step in garnishing a bank account is completing the Request for Garnishment of Property other than Wages, Form DC-CV-060

(Rev. 12/2014).  To complete the form you need to know the name and address of the defendant's financial institution, the principal amount of the judgment award as well as any additional costs including court costs, legal fees and post-judgment interest.

Garnishing the defendant's bank account