How to Make Arizona Child Support Payments

If you have been ordered to pay child support in the state of Arizona, you may be wondering if there is a process you must go through. In the state of Arizona, child support payments are made to the Support Payment Clearinghouse. There are various methods of completing the transaction.

1. Income Withholding Order or Wage Withholding Order: You won’t need to do anything. They will be pulling your child support payments directly from your paycheck.2. Snail Mail: You can mail your payment to the State of Arizona Child Support Payment Gateway if you are paying by check or money order.3. Credit/Debit Card Payments: You can make your child support payments online using a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).4. By Phone: You can call in and use the pay-by-phone options that are available if you are more comfortable. You can call the Arizona Payment Gateway at 1-866-562-0140, DCSS Customer Service at 602-252-4045, or toll free in Arizona at 1-800-882-4150.You can visit a local child support offices and make a child support payment in person. You can find a list of nearby offices in your area online.


How to Make Arizona Child Support Payments | What to Include

Whenever sending a payment, you should include your name and ATLAS case number, if applicable, in order to ensure you are properly credited and experience no unnecessary delays. The clearinghouse also requests that you not send any correspondence along with your payment.

The basic process is outlined clearly, but mailing addresses have not been included. If you wish to mail in your child support, we suggest obtaining the mailing address directly from the Child Support offices in order to ensure that it is accurate and up to date at all times. It is important to note that failure to pay child support can result in you being ordered to pay expensive attorney fees and, in some cases, you may be sent to jail until you pay a lump sum child support payment as ordered by the court.

If you have questions or concerns about your child support orders, please do not attempt to ignore the situation or make changes of your own accord. This could result in unnecessary trouble. Instead touch base with an experienced Arizona divorce attorney to determine your options and best course of action.

If you have questions regarding your child support orders or if you fear you will soon (or immediately) not be capable of making your ordered child support payments, please get in touch with the Arizona divorce attorneys at Hildebrand Law. We can assist you in finding a suitable solution.