A garnishment is a legal proceeding that is against the garnishee. The garnishee is a person or business entity that owes money or property to the judgement debtor, or is holding money or property on behalf of the judgement debtor. There are two common types of garnishments: 1) Summons of Garnishment and 2) Continuing Garnishment. A Summons of Garnishment is used primarily for garnishing a bank account or other financial institution. A Continuing Garnishment is used for garnishing wages.
For more information, see O.C.G.A 18-4-1 thru 18-4-135.