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Asked on: 8/16/13, 8:08 am

I pay child support for my son(In New Mexico) I also pay a certain amount per month to cover the arrears an amount decided by the court I have made every payment for the last 4 years. I am still in the arrears for 2200 I will be recieving a bonus soon from my employeer do they have the right to keep my whole bonus?

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Answered on: 8/17/13, 11:56 am by George Chandler

As with any debt, but especially so with child support, they can collect arrears any way they can find money. Yes. I would suggest you preempt a garnishment by offering to split the bonus ahead of time.

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