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Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) sets limits on the amount of personal earnings that may be garnished on a weekly basis or per pay period. The limits are as follows:
This limit is in force if the employee is currently married and supporting his or her spouse. The 50 percent limit is also in effect if the employee is currently supporting a child.
If the employee is not currently supporting a spouse or a child, the limit for garnishment of wages after divorce increases to 60 percent of personal earnings
If the support payments are in arrears for 12 weeks or more, an additional five percent may be deducted from the employee's earnings.