Reviewing child support payment options

| Feb 16, 2021 | Family Law |

If you need to make child support payments, make sure you stay current and focus on strategies to ensure that you avoid falling behind. For example, look into the benefits of a payment plan, if necessary, as well as adjustments to your lifestyle. Sometimes, it helps to go over payment options and understand the different ways in which non-custodial parents pay child support.

Whether you make a payment online or mail a check, you have various options and understanding the different methods helps many parents stay current on what they owe.

How can you pay child support?

The Mississippi Department of Human Services goes over some of the different options that non-custodial parents have with respect to paying child support. The state takes many child support payments directly from a parent’s earnings through payroll deductions, which you have to talk about with your employer if you want to take this route. Other methods include sending money from your bank account or paying with cash through a third-party service. You also have the option to send a check or money order to the state, but you must include your case number as well as your social security number.

Factors to consider regarding different payment methods

If you will pay child support for the first time or you want to change the way in which you make payments, it is essential to make sure that the state receives your child support payments properly in order to prevent additional complications. Moreover, ensure that you are aware of any applicable fees and pay child support in a way that is efficient for you.