Priority for Withholding Child Support Obligations from an Employee’s Pay
Family Law Article, §12-102.1(c), Annotated Code of Maryland mandates that “Subject to federal law, a medical support notice has priority over any other lien or legal process, except for current support and support arrears withheld under an earnings withholding order or notice”. In order of priority, deductions should be made as follows:
- Current support,
- Support arrears, and
- Medical support.
Note: The aggregate cost of these obligations may not exceed the limitations set forth in the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act.
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