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Paying child support with your credit card

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2022 | Family Law

When it comes to making child support payments, you need to review various topics, such as the penalties associated with falling behind and strategies to ensure that you stay current on support. For example, modifying your child support order after losing your job could help you avoid becoming delinquent.

You should also go over different child support payment methods, such as using your credit card. Whether support is not directly withheld from your wages or you want to find a more convenient way to pay support, this can help you stay caught up and make the process of paying support easier.

Looking at child support payments via credit card

According to the Maryland Department of Human Services, parents who owe child support have the option to pay with their credit card. However, if you have an income withholding order in place, paying with your credit card will not replace wage withholding, but it could allow you to stay caught up if withholding does not cover all of the support you owe. Also, this method could help you fulfill your obligations if you are self-employed or do not have a withholding order set up.

Making a child support payment with your credit card

If you decide to pay child support using your credit card or debit card, you should note that a 2.5% processing fee is in place. Additionally, you will have to provide various types of information, such as your name and Social Security number, your case number and email address.

Whether you pay child support with your credit card or use another method, it is vital to make sure that you pay what you owe in full each month.