Q: My Social Security check is being garnished by the State of Tennessee through The US Treasury DEPARTMENT for Back Child
Support. I now and have lived in Arkansas for over 20 years also. What can I do to challenge or even stop this Garnisment . It is $375 a month that comes directly out of my check. Thanks Kerry
A: The best way to stop this garnishment is to ascertain the total amount of back child support you owe from the state child support agency, pay that amount, and then file an application to discontinue the garnishment order.
A: To address this garnishment issue, you should contact the child support enforcement agency in Tennessee and provide documentation of your residence in Arkansas for the past 20 years. Request a review of your case to update your current state of residence, as child support orders are typically governed by the state in which you reside. It's advisable to consult with an attorney for guidance on navigating this process effectively.
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