Attachment of earnings
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What should I do?
An attachment of earnings order is a method by which money will be stopped from a defendant's wages to pay a debt and as such will only help if the defendant is in paid employment.
Before you can ask the court to issue an attachment of earnings order:
- the defendant must be behind with at least one payment (called 'being in arrears'); and
- the amount he or she still owes you must be £50 or more.