What is a wage assignment?
A wage assignment, also called an Order/ Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support, requires an employer to make a deduction from a parent's paycheck to pay child, spousal and/ or medical support. The amount of the wage assignment is based on the most recent court order; however, the amount can be increased if the past due support grows.
Why do I have a wage assignment?
Federal and state laws require a wage assignment in almost every case where there is a child support order. Wage assignments are ordered, even if payments are currently being made. A wage assignment helps children get their child support on time. Wage assignments can also help you by providing a payment record.
How long will it last?
Wage assignments continue until there is no longer any child support or arrears owed.