Pro Se Chicago's Weblog

Wage garnishment – child support, taxes, other

The Federal Consumer Protection Act mandates that there can be no more than 60 % total wage garnishment if not in arrears for child support and 65 % if in arrears for child support.

The order of priority for garnishment is as follows:

Taxes first

Child Support second

Other garnishment for attorneys fees and debts last

Therefore if paying child support takes 65 % of your  income, then $ 0 can be garnished for other debts.

The federal law is discussed here.

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: