For many divorced Pennsylvania parents, the new year can mean a new beginning in many of their parenting endeavors. Some may wish to make the point of doing more activities with their children and making the most out of the time they spend together. Others may try to get a better handle on their child support situation by ensuring that their payments are made or received on time. By making such a task a priority, stressful situations may be able to be avoided.
A first step to making payments a priority could be finding the payment method that works best for a particular set of circumstances. Some parents opt for having the payments withheld from their earned wages, which is done by their employers and then the payments sent to the receiving party. Other options could possibly include making transfers over the web or by phone or mailing their payments.
Finding the best method could take some of the stress away from remembering payments and having to navigate inconvenient channels to make payments. The number of options could vary from location to location, but having different methods available could help parents stay on track. Missing support payments can come with serious consequences, and creating a situation that would allow the parent to stay on track could be greatly beneficial.
If parents are unable to make their payments for a particular reason, they may wish to explore other options for child support as well. Seeking modifications may be a route that a noncustodial parent wishes to take if they do not find their payment amount agreeable. Finding out more information on Pennsylvania state laws that could shed light on how to go about taking such action could be beneficial.
Source: ardmoreite.com, Make child support payments a priority in 2014, No author, Jan. 3, 2014