2019 Tennessee Code
Title 26 - Execution
Chapter 2 - Exemptions—garnishment
Part 1 - Exemptions
§ 26-2-102. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 26-2-102 (2019)
  • As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Earnings” means the compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise, and includes periodic payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program;

    • (2) “Disposable earnings” means that part of the earnings of an individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amounts required by law to be withheld; and

    • (3) “Garnishment” means any legal or equitable procedure through which the earnings of an individual are required to be withheld for payment of any debt.

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