Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 31.260
Issuance and contents of writ of garnishment; notice of execution.


The writ of garnishment must:


Be issued by the sheriff.


Contain the name of the court and the names of the parties.


Be directed to the garnishee defendant.


State the name and address of the plaintiff’s attorney, if any, otherwise the plaintiff’s address.


Require each person the court directs, as garnishees, to submit to the sheriff an answer to the interrogatories within 20 days after service of the writ upon the person.


The writ of garnishment must also notify the garnishee defendant that, if the garnishee defendant fails to answer the interrogatories, a judgment by default will be rendered against the garnishee defendant for:


The amount demanded in the writ of garnishment or the value of the property described in the writ, as the case may be; or


If the garnishment is pursuant to NRS 31.291, the amount of the lien created pursuant to that section,
Ê which amount or property must be clearly set forth in the writ of garnishment.


Execution on the writ of garnishment may occur only if the sheriff mails a copy of the writ with a copy of the notice of execution to the defendant in the manner and within the time prescribed in NRS 21.076. In the case of a writ of garnishment that continues for 180 days or until the amount demanded in the writ is satisfied, a copy of the writ and the notice of execution need only be mailed once to the defendant.

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