Whether you expect to owe child support soon, or you have made payments for years, it is critical to understand various issues related to your case. Aside from your financial circumstances, the possibility of modifying a child support order and the penalties associated with missing payments, you should also look into different ways you can pay support.
While many parents pay support through income withholding, some parents have to pay child support in other ways. For example, if you run your own business or lose your job, you could have to find another method to fulfill your obligations.
Paying child support online and over the phone
The Department of Economic Security outlines some of the ways parents can pay child support in Arizona. For example, you can make payments online through the state’s Payment Gateway. In addition, you can use a third-party portal to pay online. If you prefer to pay over the phone, you can call the Payment Gateway as well.
Other ways you can pay child support
In addition, you can pay child support at kiosks located in cities around the state. These kiosks accept payments via credit card, debit card, personal check and cash. In addition, a number of retailers accept child support payments, but you should note that they charge a convenience fee. You can also mail a check or money order to the state.
Regardless of how you choose to pay child support, make sure you do your best to stay current and pay attention to fees and processing times to pay what you owe on time.