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If you marry someone who has to pay child support can his ex attach your wages also?

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2005-11-11 23:16:23
2005-11-11 23:16:23

No, her wages cannot be garnished. But there is an issue that you must seriously consider. In most states any joint marital property can be attached for child support in the extent that it belongs to the biological parent who was ordered to pay. If you live in a community property state, a joint bank account would be subject to garnishment for the entire amount of child support owed. Because all assets are considered joint in CP states, bank accounts are very difficult to protect from levies, especially in regards to child support issues.

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