Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

Compliance with attachment of earnings order.

177.— (1) The court registrar or court clerk specified in the attachment of earnings order shall cause the order to be served on the person to whom it is directed and on any person who subsequently becomes the maintenance debtor’s employer and of whom the registrar or clerk becomes aware.

(2) The service may be effected by leaving the order or a copy of it at the person’s residence or place of business in the State, or by sending the order or a copy of it, by registered prepaid post, to that residence or place of business.

(3) A person to whom an attachment of earnings order is directed shall comply with it if it is served on him or her but is not liable for non-compliance before 10 days have elapsed since the service.

(4) If a person to whom an attachment of earnings order is directed is not the maintenance debtor’s employer or ceases to be the maintenance debtor’s employer, the person shall, within 10 days from the service or the date of cesser, give notice of that fact to the court.

(5) The person shall give to the maintenance debtor a statement in writing of the total amount of every deduction made from a maintenance debtor’s earnings in compliance with an attachment of earnings order.