Garnishments

Garnishments

Below are frequently asked questions and answers regarding garnishments.  This should not be relied upon as legal advice.  Legal questions should be answered and/or addressed to your legal advisor.  If you have any specific questions regarding your garnishment, you should contact the creditor, the court, or your attorney.  If you have further questions regarding the university’s involvement in the garnishment, please contact the Payroll Department at (305) 348-2181 or email them at payroll@fiu.edu.  In addition, you may contact the Office of Employee Assistance (OEA), which is the faculty/staff employee assistance program of Florida International University.  The OEA provides free and confidential professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve personal problems that affect their personal lives or job performance, including financial hardships.  For a confidential consultation at either the Modesto Maidique or Biscayne Bay campus, please call (305) 348-2469 or visit http://www.oea.fiu.edu/.                                                       

What is a garnishment?
What is a Levy?
Does the university recognize voluntary wage assignments?
Where garnishments should be served?
Who can garnish my FIU income?
What is the university’s role in a garnishment?
How much can you take from my checks?
What are the restrictions on child support and alimony?
Can FIU reduce the amount withheld?
Can I skip a deduction?
Will the garnishment amount be deducted from my net pay?
What are disposable earnings?
Do I have to pay any fee for my garnishment?
How can I have the garnishment stopped?