2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVI STATUTORY ACTIONS AND TORTS
Chapter 525 Garnishments
Section 525.230. Allowance in such case to garnishee.
Allowance in such case to garnishee.
525.230. 1. The court shall make the garnishee a reasonable allowance for his or her trouble and expenses in answering the interrogatories, to be paid out of the funds or proceeds of the property or effects confessed in his or her hands. The reasonable allowances shall include any court costs, attorney's fees and any other bona fide expenses of the garnishee.
2. The court also shall allow the garnishee, in addition to the reasonable allowance for his or her trouble and expenses in answering the interrogatories, to collect an administrative fee consisting of the greater of eight dollars or two percent of the amount required to be deducted by any court-ordered garnishment or series of garnishments arising out of the same judgment debt. Such fee shall be for the trouble and expenses in administering the notice of garnishment and paying over any garnished funds available to the court. The fee shall be withheld by the employer from the employee, or by any other garnishee from any fund garnished, in addition to the moneys withheld to satisfy the court-ordered judgment. Such fee shall not be a credit against the court-ordered judgment and shall be collected first.
(RSMo 1939 1582, A.L. 1990 S.B. 834, A.L. 2000 S.B. 896)
Prior revisions: 1929 1418; 1919 1868; 1909 2435
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