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.
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 get help with Small Claims during the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics at the Milwaukee Justice Center.
(Thursdays, sign-in starts at 1:30pm; clients will be seen starting at 2:00pm
Fridays, sign-in starts at 8:30am; clients will be seen starting at 9:00am)
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 the forms below.
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