Legal Question in Appeals and Writs in Pennsylvania

Can a writ of execution freeze a joint bank account in allegheny county pa?

Asked on 5/03/13, 11:21 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Yes if one of the parties has a judgment against them. I strongly suggest that the person who has the judgment get their name off of the bank account NOW before a garnishment order gets sent to the bank.

Once taken, that money is not coming back unless it is from an exempt source like Social Security or retirement.

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Answered on 5/06/13, 9:37 pm

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