Child support is a component of divorce that all divorcing parents in New York must consider. No one, from the average Joe to the corporate executive, is exempt from the laws that surround child support. While it may be common knowledge that wages can be garnished if child support is not paid, recent reports indicate that other funds may also be garnished for employees of the federal government.
According to reports, the Thrift Savings Plan, in partnership with the Health and Human Services Department, is now actively working toward garnishing the savings accounts of federal employees who owe child support. TSP savings accounts were rarely garnished prior to 2010. In the first half of 2012, TSP is said to have processed over 1,130 court orders per month to collect child support. In 2011, fewer than 500 were processed per month.