Attachment of Wages Law and Legal Definition

Attachment of wages refers to attachment by a plaintiff of a defendant’s earnings as an employee. An attachment of wages is not a foreign attachment and provides that execution on wages may be applied for by a judgment creditor if a judgment debtor fails to comply with an installment payment order. However, attachment of wages is impractical when a court requires the person to enter into bond or other collateral security to secure payment in the amount of the past due support. It is also known as attachment of earnings.[Arteaga v. Howard, 1992 Del. Fam. Ct. LEXIS 30 (Del. Fam. Ct. July 1, 1992)].