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Witholding can only be obtained from an employer. Courts do not check to see what type of employment the boyfriend ask. The only order that the boyfriend provide his employer with an order to withold child support. If the boyfriend is truly an independent contractor then wages cannot be taken since he does not have an employer. Your girlfriend should ask that support be paid through the state. The prosecutor will prosecute for missed payments.
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