If you owe child support, it is important to understand that there are many options on the table when it comes to making payments. Many parents have support withheld from their paycheck automatically, but you should immediately go over payment methods available to you if you do not have support withheld by an employer or you expect to lose your job soon.
Finding the best child support payment method can simplify the process of paying, decrease the chances of you missing payments or falling behind, and help you save money.
Submitting online child support payments
According to Montana’s Child Support Services Division, you can pay child support online through the state’s portal. This method allows you to use your debit card, credit card, checking account or savings account to pay support. However, it is important to note that if you submit payments through this portal, you have to pay fees.
Other child support payment methods
In addition to making child support payments online, you can also send payments to the state through postal mail, visit a child support office in person or make a payment over the phone. If you pay with a card, the state only accepts certain types of credit and debit cards. Moreover, if you submit an online payment after 5 PM, the state will not process the payment until the next day.
Regardless of how you decide to pay child support, make sure that you submit payments on time so that you do not face serious penalties.