What are alimonies and money judgements?
Besides ending the marriage, a divorce will divide the belongings and debts accumulated during the marriage and decide whether alimony is required. The term alimony refers to the amount of money the court feels one party should pay to support the other party. In divorce cases where there are children who are under the age of 18, the divorce judgment will address child custody, support, and visitation. Divorce cases where there are minor children involved may be referred to the Friend of the Court office for investigation and recommendations.

If you have received a money judgment against another person as a result of a lawsuit, and the time allowed by the court for payment has passed, you can ask the court for a garnishment as a method of collecting the money. Garnishment is a court procedure allowing you to collect money from the other person's wages, property or bank accounts.

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1. How does one file for divorce?
2. When is a divorce granted?
3. Do you need an attorney to represent you in a divorce case?
4. What are alimonies and money judgements?
5. What is the garnishment proceeding in divorce cases?
6. What else is important in garnishment proceedings? Who can help me?
7. What is the process of mediation in divorce cases?