Wage Assignment And Garnishment

Wage Assignment
A legal procedure by which a portion of a spouse’s wages are paid directly to the other spouse for alimony or child support. In some states, this is called an “earnings withholding order” or a “wage garnishment.”

Wage Garnishment
A manner of debt collection whereby the sheriff takes up to 25% of a debtor’s paycheck and forwards it to a creditor who has a court judgment against the debtor.

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