A South Florida lawyer is sounding the alarm bells after an appellate court ruling in a dispute between a lender and borrower. He says debtors who agree to writs of garnishment might also run the risk of losing their wage exemptions.

James D. Silver, a partner at Kelley Kronenberg in Fort Lauderdale, says traditionally enforcing a judgment by obtaining a writ of garnishment has been among the “arsenal of remedies of creditors.”

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