Looking at child support payment options

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2021 | Family Law

If you have kids, child support is an especially important aspect of the divorce process to review. Falling behind on payments you have to make can result in harsh repercussions, such as garnishment of your wages or tax refund, arrest, the inability to obtain a passport and other penalties. Often, a parent’s support is withheld from their paycheck by their employer. However, some people, such as self-employed individuals, need to make direct payments on their own.

Whether you are preparing for making child support payments or you want to change the way in which you fulfill your obligations by using a different method, it is helpful to go over your options with respect to paying child support.

How can you pay child support in Indiana?

Visit the Indiana Department of Child Support Services’ site to go over the different ways you can make child support payments. You have the option to pay by mailing a check or money order to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit. Parents can also make cash payments at a number of convenience stores and other locations throughout the state. Moreover, Indiana provides an automated phone system to make payments via debit or credit card.

How can you reduce the likelihood of falling behind on support?

Finding the right payment method can help simplify the process of paying child support and keep you from becoming delinquent. If you have difficulty managing your finances, look into the benefits of a payment plan. Moreover, if you lost your job or face financial burdens for another reason, explore the process of modifying your child support order.