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    I received a letter from the court via a Law firm that also went to my employer and my bank. It is asking for information on me (like if I work at the place and for my bank all my accounts that I may have there). It also stated to my bank to immediately freeze my bank account and any joint accounts.

    The judgement letter was dated on 15th, but I received it on the 26th. I thought my account would be frozen with 24 hours, but it is about 1 week later and it is still not.

    One other note: I did settle my debt with this law firm on the 25th. So, it appears that the motion/judgement "crossed" in the mail.

    The law firm said that more than likely my account will be frozen, but not for long since I have paid off the debt.

    I just want to have some peace of how long does it take (typically) for a bank for freeze an account, once they receive one of these "judgements".

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Re: Freezing a checking account - time frame

    Usually, they have to give you at least 10 day's notice that they are freezing your account.

    They can not freeze the account(s) for any longer than 15 days. If I were you, I'd empty the accounts while you still can.


    • #3
      Re: Freezing a checking account - time frame

      Have you called your bank and asked them if they received notice of the settlement? If not, send a letter to the law office formally requesting that they send correspondence to your bank that your debt has been paid.


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