You’re getting divorced and your soon-to-be former spouse is ordered to pay either child support or maintenance, or perhaps both as separate or unallocated support! This alone might cause some to worry. After all, who’s to say that your spouse will pay the support he or she was ordered to pay?
Wage garnishment is the answer to this problem.
When you’re entitled to receive maintenance, child support, or both, you have two options:
- Collect the payment directly from your spouse; or
- Establish an income withholding order
Typically, wage garnishment is used as a remedy if you aren’t being paid by your spouse, which is more likely to occur if you’ve agreed to accept payment directly and are no longer receiving it. However, there are other situations this might occur, all of which you can discuss with your Naperville divorce lawyer.