I was sued. I ignored the lawsuit and a default judgment was entered against me. Can a debt collector garnish my bank account or my paycheck?

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If a judgment is entered against you, the debt collector can get a garnishment order against you, directing a third party, like your bank, to turn over funds from your account to pay the debt.

Wage garnishment happens when your employer withholds part of paycheck to pay your debts. Your wages usually can be garnished only as a result of a court order. This is why it is so important to not to ignore a lawsuit summons.