Judges Demand

Attachment of Earnings Order – Committal to Prison

Published On: 28th August 2013

If a creditor has a judgment against a debtor in the county court that has not been paid, then the creditor can apply to the county court for an Attachment of Earnings Order to be made.

The court then requests the debtor provides full employment details and failure to comply may result in committal to prison. If the debtor fails to comply and does not appear in Court at a committal hearing, the court will issue a warrant for the debtors arrest.

Once employement details have been received from the debtor, the court will then send an order to their employer, this tells the debtors employer to make deductions straight from their earnings in order to pay the debt. The debtors employer then sends the money to the court.