Yes, if it is a residential lease (rather than a business lease) and the court has issued a final judgment in the landlord's favor. Then, the landlord can garnish wages until it has recovered the amount of the court award, less the amount of any security deposit that hasn't been applied to rent payments.
The landlord can take up to 10% of the net wages from each pay period. Net wages are the total amount that you earn after deducting income taxes, FICA payments, certain retirement payments, union dues, and health insurance premiums.
If the 10% garnishment would place your remaining income below the poverty income guidelines, then the landlord can only take up to whatever smaller amount of money would not put you below the poverty level.
Yes, so long as the action arose out of a residential lease and the tenant was personally served with the notice of intent to attach wages. There are specific procedures that the landlord must follow in order to put the wage attachment into effect. However, the tenant's wages may be exempt from attachment if the tenant's income falls below the poverty guidelines.
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