disposable earnings
That portion of one's income that a person is free to spend or invest as he or she sees fit, after payment of taxes and other obligations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disposable earnings
That portion of one's income that a person is free to spend or invest as he or she sees fit, after payment of taxes and other obligations.

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