Written by attorney Waymon S. Harrell

Garnishment exemptions

Federal law allows a minimum wage to be earned that is not subject to garnishment. After the federal minimum earnings requirements are met, Georgia law allows garnishment of one fourth of a defendant's net income per pay period. State and federal law also protect retirement plans from garnishment.

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O.C.G.A. Sections 18-4-20; 18-4-22.

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