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Child support and wage garnishment demographics

Some Florida workers may have their wages garnished for child support. According to a study published Sept. 27 by the ADP Research Institute, about 7 percent of workers have their paychecks garnished. More than two-thirds of people whose wages are garnished are men, and the most common reason for garnishment is unpaid child support. The study used anonymous data from 12 million workers to reach its conclusions.

Researchers looked at other demographics and found that 62 percent of wage garnishments were to people aged 35 to 54. Among workers at large Midwestern manufacturing companies, more than one-quarter had their wages garnished. Wage garnishments have consequences for both employees, who may find the experience stressful in addition to financially devastating, and for employers who face costly compliance issues.

Workers in certain industries and regions are more likely to have their wages garnished than those in others. For example, companies that produce goods have garnishment rates of 10 percent while service-oriented companies have garnishment rates of 7 percent. Furthermore, wage garnishment rates are proportionately higher in the Midwest and the South where goods production is also more common.

Parents who are going through a divorce and who are concerned about paying or receiving child support may want to talk to a Venice, Florida child support attorney. The attorney may be able to explain how child support is calculated and how its payment is enforced. The advantage of having a legally-binding child support agreement is that state and local child support enforcement agencies can assist in compelling a parent to pay child support. A parent who cannot pay the assigned child support amount because of a change in circumstances, such as a job loss and subsequent reduction in income, may apply for a child support modification. This must be approved by the court before the parent can begin paying a reduced amount.

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