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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.

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