If you recently ended your marriage and you owe child support, it is important to do everything you can to stay current. Parents who fail to pay support in full can face harsh consequences, such as the loss of their driving privileges, financial penalties and even contempt of court charges. Many parents have child support withheld from their income by employers, but you could have to find an alternative method if you are self-employed or do not have a job.
There are various ways you can pay child support in Virginia and it is essential to review your options. Finding the most convenient method can help you save time and money, and it can also prevent you from falling behind.
Making child support payments online
According to the Virginia Department of Social Services, non-custodial parents in Virginia can pay child support online using the state’s portal. If you make an online payment using this portal with your bank account, they will not charge a convenience fee. You can also pay with your debit card or credit card, although you will have to pay a convenience fee.
Other child support payment options
Aside from online payments, you can also pay over the phone or visit certain approved retail locations across Virginia that accept child support payments. You can also find a payment kiosk or send a money order or check to the state through the mail. Make sure you enter all necessary information correctly, such as your case number.
Paying child support can be challenging, but you need to do all you can to stay current and understand your options.