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How much can Calif allow creditors to garnish paychecks

How much can Calif allow creditors to garnish paychecks
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California law allows garnishment up to 25% of the debtor's net disposable earnings.

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
Reply to Law Girl's Post: net "disposable" how is that determined?
Disposable income is defined as income not reasonably necessary for the
maintenance or support of the debtor or dependents. In the original order, this may be merely a prediction. However, the debtor has the ability to prove these factors in court, to modify a garnishment order to ensure that the appropriate amount of wages are being garnished.
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