Texas Child Support

Texas child support may be obtained as part of a custody and divorce arrangement or as part of a separate legal action for the purposes of determining paternity and ordering support.

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Virginia Child Support

Virginia has established a series of laws and programs related to child support, including guidelines for calculating child support and Department of Child Support Enforcement. For more information on Virginia child support, including information on getting support, calculating child support, and child support enforcement, read this article.

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Colorado Wage Garnishment: Colorado Child Support Garnishment

The process for child support garnishment in Colorado begins if the noncustodial parent is not paying child support as ordered. The noncustodial parent will be assigned an order for child support collection, which will be served on their employer. Once the noncustodial parent’s employer has been served with the order, the employer becomes responsible for enforcing wage garnishment until the order is satisfied.

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How long does child support last?

Child support is usually paid until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school. However, the laws for child support vary between states and there are also allowances made for special circumstances as in the case of a disabled or special needs child.

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California Child Support Garnishment Limits, Exemptions and Protections

While some of the noncustodial parent’s income is protected by California garnishment law withholding limits, the noncustodial parent should be aware that these protections only apply to “earnings” as defined by the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). The maximum child support garnishment limits vary, depending on if the noncustodial parent is supporting another family or if they are behind on their support payments. Child support orders take priority over most other types of withholding orders under California child support garnishment law.

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How Child Support Is Calculated

In the U.S., states regulate the payment of child support through civil statutes, but use different formulas for calculating child support. Some states use the income shares model, others use the percentage of income model, and still others use the Melson formula. Read further for more information on child support calculation.

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Florida Child Support Collections and Fees

While most income is subject to withholding, Florida wage garnishment laws provide special treatment for lump-sum payments owed to a noncustodial parent subject to child support collections. Most of these lump-sum payments do not have to be reported, with a couple of exceptions. However, an employer should be aware that they are bound by Florida child support collections law to enforce wage garnishment on an employee’s regular income. The penalties for failing to enforce child support garnishment are heavy, and include being liable for a civil action as well as for civil penalties.

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