2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 1 - Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 15 - Attachment, Replevin and Garnishment
Article 1 - In General
Section 1-15-102 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 1-15-102 (2022)

1-15-102. Definitions.

(a) As used in this chapter unless otherwise defined:

(i) "Attachment" means the procedure by which a plaintiff obtains a judicial lien on a defendant's property prior to judgment;

(ii) "Continuing garnishment" means any procedure for withholding the earnings of a judgment debtor for successive pay periods for payment of a judgment debt;

(iii) "Court" means any district court or circuit court of this state;

(iv) "Defendant" means a person whose property is being attached, garnished or replevied by a plaintiff and includes a judgment debtor after entry of judgment;

(v) "Disposable earnings" means that part of an individual's earnings remaining after the deduction of all amounts required by law to be withheld;

(vi) "Earnings" or "earnings from personal services" means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, proceeds of any pension or retirement benefits or deferred compensation plan or otherwise;

(vii) "Garnishee" means a person other than a plaintiff or defendant who is in possession of earnings or property of the defendant and who is subject to garnishment in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

(viii) "Garnishment" means the procedure by which a plaintiff on whose behalf a writ of garnishment has been issued against a defendant reaches tangible or intangible personal property of the defendant in the possession, control or custody of, or debts or other monetary obligations owing by, a third person;

(ix) "Judgment creditor" means any person who has recovered a money judgment against a judgment debtor in a court of competent jurisdiction;

(x) "Judgment debtor" means any person who has a judgment entered against him in a court of competent jurisdiction;

(xi) "Officer" means sheriff;

(xii) "Plaintiff" means a person who is attaching, garnishing or repleving property of a defendant and includes a judgment creditor after entry of judgment;

(xiii) "Replevin" means the procedure by which a plaintiff in a pending action to recover possession of property obtains redelivery of property claimed to be wrongfully taken or detained;

(xiv) "Financial institution" means as defined in W.S. 13-1-401(a)(ii).

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