Income Execution

An income execution is an enforcement instrument issued by the judgment creditor's attorney acting as an officer of the court, or the court clerk, directing the Sheriff to satisfy a money judgment out of the judgment debtor's income. The earnings of the debtor and application of the State and Federal rules for payment, calculation and regulation determine the amount of each payment. Payments may be paid to the Sheriff either voluntarily or involuntarily through payroll deductions. Income executions, which are not paid voluntarily, are served second stage on the debtor's employer. The purpose of the second stage service, is to seize the proper amount of money from the debtor's pay. The employer is required to forward this specific amount to the Sheriff for application to the account.