According to a 2016 study conducted by the ADP Research Institute analyzing anonymous pay data of 12 million American workers, about 7 percent of American workers are having their wages garnished. When an employee's wages are garnished, a court orders an employer to automatically deduct money from the employee's wages in order to pay debt. Wage garnishments affect employees in certain industries and parts of the country more than others. Manufacturing workers in the Midwest have the highest rate of wage garnishment at about 26 percent.
When two working parents in Missouri decide to divorce or separate, child support can be a serious and contentious issue. One of the most significant costs of child-raising is often day care, and many parents may wonder how they will continue to pay childcare costs after divorcing. If you are divorcing while your child is in daycare, a child support and family law attorney can help you to seek a fair solution that reflects these costs in the child support formula.
Britney Spears is widely recognized as a pop star by music fans throughout Missouri and the rest of America. Her recent headlining show in Las Vegas has only added to her fortunes. Court documents arising from her current child support dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline show that her assets total over $56.5 million. Because Spears' income has increased since they originally negotiated a child support agreement, Federline has petitioned the court to increase her support payments.
Historically, upon dissolution of a marriage, the husband was far more likely to be required to pay child support or alimony. However, times are changing across Missouri and the rest of the United States. Due to shifting roles within a family, courts are beginning to order support paid by the wife to the husband.
Illinois celebrity watchers might be interested in the latest legal battle for Mel Gibson's former partner, Oksana Grigorieva. The 47-year-old singer and mother of two is being sued by a forensic accounting firm that alleges that it helped her secure a child support increase from Gibson for their daughter, Lucia.
Jodie Sweetin, one of the actors in "Fuller House," does not appear to have the fun family life that television viewers in Illinois have seen depicted on her television show. A judge has ruled that she must pay $2,800 every month to her ex-husband to support their child. Their daughter is currently 7 years old, and the court order requires payments to continue until the girl reaches age 18, becomes emancipated, marries or dies.
The advent of the gig economy has provided new opportunities for many people in Illinois. As more and more people are turning to gig work, new problems have arisen for the collection of child support. Some parents who are ordered to pay child support have turned to gig work to try to evade their child support obligations.
Illinois residents might be surprised to learn that one in 14 workers in America are subject to wage garnishment. This data was gathered by the ADP Research Institute as part of a study released on Sept. 27.