Your question says very little but it appears that the Tennessee Child Support office is garnishing your account to recoup some arrears in child support, right? Your arrearage is court-ordered and they can get funds coming to you (Wage Garnishment) or funds held (Bank Garnishment). Although I've typically seen wage garnishment only in child support cases, civil judgments can garnish bank accounts to satisfy a debt. Look into whether you can protect certain amounts or file for slow pay with the courts. You can also come up with an agreement with the CS officer or General to a certain amount. Don’t agree to pay more than you can afford. Also, a garnishment lets you still keep at least $154.50 each week. The $154.50 is counted after taking out Social Security and income tax.
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