The Florida Statutes protect a person who is head of household from wage garnishment. The amount of wages protected is unlimited. A person is head of household if he provides more than 50% of the support of another person.
Florida Statute 222.11 protects from garnishment salary of unlimited amounts earned by a head of family. The statute defines a “head of family” as someone who provides more than 50% of the support for a child or other dependent.
A lady contacted me about with a question about a wage garnishment of her paycheck by the federal government because of defaulted student loan. The caller said the government told her they could garnish 10% of her take home pay even though she supported a child, and that Florida Statute 222.11, which exempts from garnishment all wages of a head …
Florida Statute 222.11 exempts for creditors salary and other compensation for personal services paid to the head of household of a Florida family. Many closely held businesses and self employed persons confuse the asset protection of this statute.