2010 Tennessee Code
Title 26 - Execution
Chapter 2 - ExemptionsGarnishment
Part 1 - Exemptions
26-2-106 - Maximum amount of disposable earnings exempt from garnishment Garnishment costs.

26-2-106. Maximum amount of disposable earnings exempt from garnishment Garnishment costs.

(a)  The maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings of an individual for any workweek which is subjected to garnishment may not exceed:

     (1)  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the disposable earnings for that week; or

     (2)  The amount by which the disposable earnings for that week exceed thirty (30) times the federal minimum hourly wage at the time the earnings for any pay period become due and payable, whichever is less.

(b)  In the case of earnings for any pay period other than a week, an equivalent amount shall be in effect.

(c)  The debtor shall pay the costs of any and all garnishments on each debt on which suit is brought.

[Acts 1978, ch. 915, § 9; modified; T.C.A., § 26-208; Acts 2003, ch. 53, § 1.]  

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