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March 31st, 2014, 11:27 PM
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I am newly separated. We are on okay terms; we both want what is best for the kids, and we are both polite to each other. We wrote up recently a parenting plan, and there is no contesting that I am the custodial parent. We bought a house 2 years ago, and me living there while he moves out was decided, and I started a job to start being more self sufficient. I always loved working, but he was very againct me working after having kids, so I stayed home 6 years. I am doing much better, and able to cover most all costs, and he is willing to help a little more than is considered mandatory until my training period for my job is over and I get more pay. But we both still don't afford to pay two households separate because of the cost of daycare. It's about $1,300, and with his child support and my wages I can qualify for Child Care Subsidy help here in WA. My Ex has all of a sudden gotten really stressed about me signing up for aid for child care because he was told by a friend that they would auto garnish his wages how they see fit. I think it stresses him out because of his pay periods are weekly, and we have him set to pay half the first week, and half the third week (aligns with my house expenses also) Does anyone know if that is true? I know for Tanif, and possibly food stamps they would; but if I have proof he pays child support (what would constitute as proof for state?) would they still want to garnish instead? Personally, I will do anything to keep a roof over my kid's heads, and food on the table. But to keep everything going smoothly and as little amount of bad feelings while letting the kids adjust I would really like to know if this is going to be true.
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April 6th, 2014, 06:31 AM
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I'm in FL but have never heard of garnishing his wages if he was paying child support. Here child support MUST be paid through the depository so there is evidence support is being paid. It was in all capital letters to not directly pay the recipient. That would not be credited as paying child support. They did income deduction order for my ex which is where it is taken directly out of his check. The amount was set and court order is the only way they would take more. Here also if ex is not paying support they take away things like drivers license, take away passport, then arrest him/her instead of garnishing wages. My kids were on free lunch at school and medicaid as a result of him not paying. That was when they went after his passport and threatened to arrest him.
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June 17th, 2015, 08:00 PM
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It is common practice in Washington State that if you receive any state help they will want to establish a child support order with the state. You will not get any state help unless you comply with their requests. It is always best to have a parenting plan issued by the court and a current child support order "even if" you are buddies.
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