That's an old dodge. You need to send a non-wage garnishment demand to BOTH companies. The reason why the original company didn't garnish wages is because, technically, they weren't paying wages to your ex. By definition, 1099 income isn't a "wage." So, you demand non-wage money owed your ex. Send the same demand (plus a wage garnishment) to the company the ex formed, demanding payment. They'll have to comply, or you should take them to court on contempt charges.
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You could hire an attorney to file a civil contempt charge to get the back child support. Some attorneys, like myself, will not charge the client but ask for the judge to include the attorney fees in the contempt judgement.
It sounds like he is going to make it hard on you to garnish his wages. I would call an attorney.
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