Question:  What are the rules for court-ordered wage garnishments in the State of Georgia?

Answer:  Georgia law follows federal law in determining the amount of disposable earnings exempt from a garnishment order. The maximum that employers can withhold is the lesser of 25 percent of disposable earnings or the amount by which weekly disposable earnings exceed 30 times the federal minimum wage.  Disposable earnings are the part of compensation remaining after deductions required by law are made.

If you have questions about the calculations, please contact the court ordering the garnishment.

Citation: Ga. Code Ann. § 34-6-25.