How to Make Arizona Child Support Payments
Making Child Support Payments in Arizona
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.
What to Include With Your Child Support Payment
Whenever sending a payment, you should include your name and ATLAS case number, if applicable, 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 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 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 the 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 Arizona Estate Planning Attorneys. We can assist you in finding a suitable solution.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about how to make child support payments in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about child support laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a child support case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.