Under the Jones Act, can my wages be garnished for spousal support??
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Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.I am sorry but the Jones Act has nothing to do with garnishment for spousal support. However each state does have their own statutes or rules under which a decree which is being ignored can permit the state to pursue a garnishment. Typically non-payment of spousal support is handled by the state agency that handles child support arrears as well, but each state handles collections separately, there is no federal law or act for collection.
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