What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? I live in CA, I am a 1099 Independent Contractor for a said company. Child Support Agency has recently attached a wage assignment to the money this said company owes me. Are they allowed to do this? I have a few friends that are CPA's and they seem to be under the impression that Child Support can't do this due to my 1099 self employed status and the fact that these are not "wages". In other words I am NOT technically employed by this company. I am self employed. Plus I have not filed taxes on this money yet, so how could CSS take a percentage of my money prior to me filing taxes and calculating business expenses ect? Is this legal? Do I have any rights to stop them from doing this? I have no problem paying child support, but I would like to do this on my own, without them making things more complicated and confusing by taking my 1099 money before I have calculated taxes and business expenses.