Question Details:I have a lot of money getting taken out of my paychecks for child support and I am also getting a lot of money taken out for a law suit that was no my fault. Is it legal for two companies to be taking that much money out at one time? After everything I dont even have enough money to pay my regular bills.
I am a little confused by the wording "law suit that was not my fault." A court must have found that you were at fault in order to be authorizing a wage garnishment--even if you werent really at fault.
There is no limit to the total number of people that can take wage garnishments. There is a limit on the amount of money that can be taken out at one time. In addition if you have spousal support arrears, a write of execution may be authorized to seize assets, including bank accounts. California follows Federal law when it comes to limits on the amount that can be garnished from paychecks:
Under Federal law, the lesser of the following may be garnished: