When it comes to divorce as well as post-divorce family law issues, you could have various legal hurdles to work through if you have kids. Many parents struggle with child support, whether they do not receive the support they deserve or they struggle to make payments on time.
If you have to pay child support or expect these obligations soon because of your divorce, you should understand the options you have with respect to paying support.
Different ways to pay child support in Washington
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services reports that many parents in this state have child support payments withheld by employers, but you can make payments in other ways. Whether your income withholding order has not taken effect or you do not have an employer, it is vital to go over other payment methods.
You can pay online through the state’s portal, mail a payment to the state or have payments deducted from your bank account. You can also find a vendor around the state to process payments, or you can pay online with your credit card or debit card.
Staying current on child support
Finding the child support payment method that works best for you can help you stay current. Whether you prefer to make payments online or in person, it is essential to ensure that you do not fall behind. Becoming delinquent on child support can result in harsh repercussions, from license suspension to time behind bars and the loss of passport privileges. If you recently lost your job or your finances have changed for some other reason, you may want to look into modifying your child support order as well.