Cobb County Government

What happens if the Garnishee does not answer?

If the garnishee does not file an answer before the 45th day, they have an additional 15 days in which they may file an answer. However, the garnishee must pay the original court cost to open default. If the garnishee does not file an answer within the 15 extra days, a default judgment may be obtained against the garnishee. In turn, the judgment would now be collected from the garnishee instead of the defendant.