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Glossary of Divorce Terms

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Wage Assignment or Wage Withholding: A court order that requires an employer of a non-custodial parent to deduct an amount from the wages of that parent for child support. Also called a garnishment.

Waiver: A waiver is written to relinquish an individual’s rights. In family law usually pertaining to alimony or property division.

Writ of Execution: Also called a levy, this court order authorizes seizure of an asset or assets of a non-custodial parent who owes past child support. Typically the order authorizes seizure of assets up to the amount of past due child support owed based on the child support judgment.