From the money receiver’s perspective: generally, it is much easier to keep track of payments made by your ex-spouse or payments missed by your ex-spouse if someone else does it for you. This is especially true if your ex-spouse has a habit of quitting jobs or making partial payments.
From the money payor’s perspective: a “garnishment” or more properly called a wage withholding pulls money from the paycheck of the payor, runs it through the state’s record keeping system and deposits into the bank account or visa credit card of money receiver. The state keeps records of how much the payor paid, leaving nothing up to the “he said-she said” testimony.
Laura H. Stobie
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.