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The DC Code: § 16-583 No garnishment before judgment.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as otherwise provided in the District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 1985 or as provided in the D.C. Official Code, section 16-916, before entry of a judgment in an action against a debtor, the creditor may not obtain an interest in any property of the debtor by attachment, garnishment, or like proceedings.
b
The holder who is served an order of withholding under this subchapter may deduct and retain from the obligor's earnings or other income an additional $2.00 over the withholding amount for expenses incurred as a result of the withholding.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-583. 1973 Ed., § 16-583. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-166, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-573. References in Text The "District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 1985," referred to in subsection (a), is D.C. Law 6-166 which is codified principally as § 46-201 et seq. DC CODE § 16-583 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 17, 1971, 85 Stat. 679, Pub. L. 92-200, § 7; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-166, § 33(a)(2), 33 DCR 6710.)