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What is the garnishment for?
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Generally, the amount of garnishment for spousal support is 25% (federal rate), however, there are instances where garnishments can take up to 65% of your disposable income. Here's a good link that outlines these scenarios: http://www.18884mydivorce.com/child-support-laws/garnishment-limits/
Courts don't have a great deal of discretion because of the entitlement of these percentages by law. But, the 65% only applies if you're more than 12 weeks behind.
But, your best hope would obviously be to work out an arrangement with your ex for 25% to be garnished.