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Creditor's Rights – Garnishment – Spousal Support – Social Security Benefits (access required)

A judgment debtor on a spousal support arrearage with a balance of over $20,000, which is deducted from the debtor's social security benefits under a continuing garnishment order and summons, cannot quash that continuing order after the death of his ex-wife, the judgment creditor. In 42 U.S.C. Sect. 659, Congress waived the sovereign immunity of ...

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