Any time a court orders child support, spousal support, or both, a Wage Garnishment or Income Withholding Order can be issued to the employer of the party who is obligated to pay support. It is crucial that the garnishment be reviewed...
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently was able to lift an Income Withholding Order that was originally put in place to ensure that the client paid seven hundred dollars ($700) a month in child support. The client’s children had recently reached the age of 18 which released the client of any obligation to pay child support in California under California law. The client was represented by experienced Wallin & Klarich family law attorney, Matthew E. Forsse, who assisted the client to act quickly to terminate the no longer relevant Income Withholding Order.
“Any time a court orders child support, spousal support, or both, a Wage Garnishment or Income Withholding Order can be issued to the employer of the party who is obligated to pay support. It is crucial that the garnishment be reviewed prior to implementation to ensure that the appropriate support is being taken from an employee’s paycheck,” said Mr. Forsse. “In this case, we learned that our client’s obligation to pay support was set to terminate since his children were now adults, and we quickly terminated the garnishment and confirmed that his employer was in compliance with the court’s orders.”
In August 2005 the Riverside County Superior Court entered an Income Withholding Order to the client’s employer. As a result of the Income Withholding Order, the client had seven hundred dollars ($700) taken from his paycheck each month to satisfy child support payments. However, in 2012, the client’s two children from his previous marriage reached the age of 18 and graduated from high school. Once the client’s children reached the age of 18, the client’s child support obligation was terminated as an operation of law and the Income Withholding Order became inappropriate. Even though the client was no longer legally obligated to provide child support, it was still necessary for him to get an order from the court to terminate the Income Withholding Order and to stop his wages from being garnished.
The client sought out the assistance of Matthew E. Forsse of Wallin & Klarich to assist him to get the wage garnishment lifted according to Hemet Family Law Court. Mr. Forsse acted quickly to obtain a copy of the client’s file from the court so he could examine the relevant Income Withholding Order from August 2005. After reviewing the current Income Withholding Order from 2005, Mr. Forsse prepared and filed an amended Income Withholding Order that would reduce the client’s child support obligation to zero. Mr. Forsse then ensured that the client’s employer terminated the garnishment immediately, saving the client seven hundred dollars ($700) a month.
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