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Income Withholding Orders

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An income withholding order is an order directing an employer or other payor of funds to withhold a monthly amount from the income of the person obligated to pay child support, spousal maintenance, child support and spousal maintenance arrearage, and/or interest. There are different types of orders depending on the situation. If you are an employer, you can find more detailed information by visiting the For Employers page. 

Quash Order

An order directing an employer or other payor of funds to stop withholding a monthly amount from the income of the person obligated to pay child support, spousal maintenance, child support and spousal maintenance arrearage, and/or interest.

Ex Parte Income Withholding Order

An order directing an employer or other payor to withhold a monthly amount from the income of the person obligated to pay child support, spousal maintenance, child support and spousal maintenance arrearage, and/or interest. The order is issued prior to the obligor receiving notice. The first employer/other payor served with an Ex Parte Income Withholding Order is required to provide notice to the employee/obligor.

Administrative Income Withholding Order

An order, issued by the State IV-D Agency (Division of Child Support Enforcement), directing an employer or other payor to withhold a monthly amount from the income of the person obligated to pay child support, spousal maintenance, child support and spousal maintenance arrearage, and/or interest. These orders do not need to be signed.

Withholding Order FAQs

  • Income Withholding Order - Descriptions

    • What is an Income Withholding Order?

    • What is an Order Stopping an Income Withholding Order? Quash Order?

    • What is an Ex Parte (Without Notice) Income Withholding Order?

    • What is an Administrative Income Withholding Order?

    • What is a IV-D Case?

    • What is a private case (non IV-D)?

  • Income Withholding Order - Initiation

    • How do I get the Income Withholding Order mailed to the new employer?

  • Income Withholding Order - Stop or Modify

    • How do I stop the Income Withholding Order?

    • My child is 18 and has graduated from high school, the child support payments were to stop, but they are still taking money out of my check. What can I do?

    • Does the Income Withholding Order stop automatically upon emancipation or full payment of arrears / judgment?

    • How much does it cost to file a Request to Stop the Income Withholding Order?

    • The Income Withholding Order is for current support and arrears payments. The arrears have been paid. How do I modify the Income Withholding Order for current support only?

    • The Income Withholding Order is for current support and arrearage payments. The current support is no longer owing. How do I modify the Income Withholding Order for arrears payments only?

    • How much does it cost to file a Request to Modify the Income Withholding Order?

  • Income Withholding Order Unit - Hours and Location

    • The Family Support Services hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The office phone number is (602) 37-CLERK, or (602) 372-5375. The office is located at: