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Thank you for your question. Although I am an attorney, I cannot represent you. However, I will give you the most thorough information I am able. Unfortunately, there is a maximum amount that can be garnished from one's pay under New York law. To the extent that it can be shown that the support order exceeds twenty-five percent (25%) of his disposable earnings, they can refuse to honor the order as written. Your recourse would be to ask the child support authorities to obtain proof of his disposable income in relation to his paycheck. To the extent that child support is not doing its job, you may consider meeting with a local attorney who works in these matters and can review your paperwork. The involvement of such an attorney may also motivate child support to take any additional steps that are not being taken.
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