If you owe child support, there are many issues that you need to review. It is imperative to stay current in order to avoid the repercussions associated with falling behind, such as losing your passport, having your tax refund intercepted and even spending time behind bars.
Aside from reviewing various child support payment methods, you should also make sure you pay support on time every month.
When are child support payments due?
According to the Pennsylvania Child Support Program’s website, the state posts child support that non-custodial parents must pay on the first day of each month. Parents owing support must make payments in full before the first day of the next month and if they fail to pay support in full, they could face enforcement action as a result of arrears.
Whether you need to set aside money for the future, modify your child support order or review different child support payment methods, it is crucial to do everything you can to stay current.
How can you pay child support?
Often, child support payments are withheld from a parent’s wages. However, some parents need to make payments through other methods. In Pennsylvania, you can pay child support by mailing a check or money order, using a credit card to make online payments, having funds taken from your bank account and paying with cash at approved locations.
It is vital to go over all of your options and make sure you avoid falling behind. If you have questions or concerns about child support, make sure you address any uncertainty right away.