The Earnings of a Head Of Family or Head of Household, in the State of Florida are Exempt or protected from Garnishment by Creditors. The only exception to this Law, which is defined in Section 222.11 of the Florida Statutes, is when the Head Of Family has more than $750 per week in Disposable Earnings AND such Head Of Family agrees in writing, to the Garnishment.
The Head Of Family is defined as any natural person that provides more than one-half of the support for a child or other dependent person. The Courts have generally held that in defining a dependent, it is not necessary that the Head Of Family claims such person as a dependent on his or her tax return. Having a moral obligation to support the other person or dependent, is sufficient to qualify as a Head Of Family. For example, a husband supporting his wife, or an adult supporting his or her ailing parent, could qualify as a Head Of Family, pursuant to Florida Law.