Earnings Withholding Order


An Earnings Withholding Order requires an employer to withhold the nonexempt portion of the debtor's earnings for payment directly to the levying officer. The employer deducts a certain percentage of the debtor's wages and sends it to the levying officer. The levying officer makes periodic disbursements to the judgment creditor and applies the amount(s) received toward satisfaction of the judgment. 

The judgment creditor must supply the name and address of the judgment debtor's employer. An Earnings Withholding Order remains in effect until the judgment is satisfied, the debtor ceases to work for that employer, or an order of higher priority takes effect (such as an Earnings Withholding Order for child support).