Can your wages be garnished if you pay child support?

Can your wages be garnished if you pay child support?

California Wage Garnishment for Child Support If you owe money to support a child, then as much as 65% of your disposable earnings can be deducted. Up to 60% of your wages can be garnished for child support, but there is an additional 5% penalty that can be applied if you have missed payments for more than 12 weeks.

How much can Child Support take from your check?

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According to federal law, a maximum of 65% of your remaining paycheck can be withheld for past due child support. This is a huge amount of money to possibly be withheld. Luckily, some states have lower withholding percentages than the federal maximum.

How long does wage garnishment take for child support?

Once the wage assignment is served on the employer, the employer has 10 days to start taking the money out from your next paycheck. If the local child support agency is involved in your case, the wage assignment is sent to your employer within 15 days of the date the LCSA finds the employer.

Does an employer have to honor a garnishment?

In most cases, the employer is required to honor the garnishment order, and can face disciplinary action if they don't do so. However, in some cases the writ of garnishment is sent to the wrong employer (such as the debtor's previous employer.)