Sometimes, the person or company to whom you owe money will go to court. They will ask for a court order to make you pay your debt. For this to happen, they must first file a lawsuit. The court may order that money be taken out of your paycheck or bank account to satisfy a debt you owe. A creditor also can take and sell some of your property. These fact sheets offer general information about wage garnishment and execution and how you can keep some of your money and property safe from collection.
This section contains links that offer information about protections about Garnishment Law. There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms and forms to help you better understand Arkansas law.
FACT SHEETS & LEGAL INFORMATION
- Fact Sheet - About Garnishment
- Fact Sheet - Property Exempt from Execution
FORMS & COURT INFORMATION
- Form/Instructions - Filing a Pro Se Answer (View as PDF | View as HTML)
VIDEO RESOURCES (Watch & Learn)
- Video Factsheet - Filing a Pro Se Lawsuit
This video provides information about how to file a lawsuit by yourself or answer a lawsuit filed against you. This video factsheet was produced by the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership LegalTube Project in partnership with the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission.
- Video Fact Sheet - Going to Court: What to Expect
This video provides procedural information for litigants that are not represented by an attorney (pro se) - This video describes what to expect in the courtroom as explained by Circuit Court Judge Jim Spears. This video factsheet was produced by the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership LegalTube Project in partnership with the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission.
OTHER RESOURCES (Other Websites)
These fact sheets are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
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