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Question about garnishments

  1. chrissie123 profile image60
    chrissie123posted 7 years ago

    I live in the state of georgia and my family is friends with this guy who has 25% of his check garnished by child support. Today he just recieved another garnishment from an eviction and it was for 25% by law can 50% of his check be taken like that?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The worse part is they take the percentage of the gross out of the net so if someone made $10.00 an hour for 40 hours the garnishment would be $200.00 out of his net of like $325 leaving him $125.00 for a 40 hour week.

      Why Bother!!

  2. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Where I am at, in Wyoming, I believe anything over $8.50/hour can be garnished.

  3. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    I don't know how it varies from state to state, but yes, the maximum amount that can be garnished from a paycheck is quite high.