State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_1 > GS_1-440_21

§1‑440.21.  Nature of garnishment.

(a)        Garnishment is notan independent action but is a proceeding ancillary to attachment and is theremedy for discovering and subjecting to attachment

(1)        Tangible personalproperty belonging to the defendant but not in his possession, and

(2)        Any indebtedness tothe defendant and any other intangible personal property belonging to him.

(b)        A garnishee is aperson, firm, association, or corporation to which such a summons as specifiedby G.S. 1‑440.23 is issued. (1947, c. 693, s. 1.)