What is wage garnishment?
After a divorce, a person may have been issued a court order to have to make certain payments. There are a lot of different situations in which the court would require a noncustodial parent to pay child support or the more-monied spouse to make spousal support payments. Upon being directed by the court to do anything, that would include making payments or attending mediation or going to rehabilitation, you must abide by what they tell you to do.
If you fail to make these payments, you may be subject to wage garnishment. Wage garnishment is when the collection units will automatically go into your paychecks and take the amount of money you are supposed to pay to the support order. In some situations, wage garnishments may be the only way that a person will actually make their support payments.
It is very important that you make all of your payments when the court orders them. You never want to have any of your wages garnished because it doesn’t look good to the court that you failed to make payments if you ever want to file a motion in your favor with the court. For example, if you ever want to request a change in custody but the court sees that you failed to make child support payments, you may not have that request granted.
If you have questions about child support, contact an experienced attorney today.
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