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I believe the intent of this question was to ask if a new spouse's wages can be garnished or property incumbered for the other's child support obligations. In which case the answer is maybe. Jointly owned property such as a home can have a lien placed in proportion to the amount belonging to the spouse who is responsible for support payments. Additionally, in most states joint marital bank accounts can be levied for child support. When this happens it is the "innocent spouse's" responsibility to petition the court with proof of the percentage of funds belonging to him or her. Joint tax refunds can be seized for child support arrearages with the "innocent spouse" again having to petition for his or her portion to be released. The good news such as it is, is his or her wages are not subject to direct garnishment action.

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Q: If the dad's new spouse has liens or garnishments against her will it affect his child support?
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