My 'ex' and I wrote our own Marital Settlement Agreement and in it was what we agreed on for my alimony. My 'ex' paid that agreed upon amount for 33 months then decided to stop making the payments. I took the matter to the Judge and she had the Income Deduction Order implemented. However, the employer is not sending the correct amount nor have I been paid anything for the over $60,000 in arrears. My question is, am I having to go by the Federal Regulations regarding percentages of wage garnishment? If so, why? If we agreed on a certain amount, why should then we be held to the garnishment percentage rate? Also, if that's the case, will I ever see the correct amount again or ever see the reimbursement for the arrears? The agreement, which is incorporated into the Final Judgment of our Dissoution of Marriage was written, agreed upon and notarized by each of us so I don't understand what the problem is?