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Child support payment options in Michigan

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2023 | Divorce

If you have kids, it is vital to focus on various legal issues that you could face during and after the divorce process. As a parent, you could face challenges as a result of decreased time with your child due to a custody decision. Additionally, you could have to pay child support.

Paying child support on time is crucial, not only to help provide your child with the support they count on but to avoid serious penalties as well (such as time behind bars, the loss of driving privileges and other consequences). In Michigan, you have many different options when it comes to paying support.

Reviewing child support payment methods

The Michigan State Disbursement Unit provides helpful information on different ways you can pay child support in this state. You can have support taken out of your bank account or pay with your debit or credit card. You can also pay with your PayPal account.

A number of retail locations around the state accept child support payments. Additionally, you can mail a payment to the MiSDU.

Comparing different child support payment options

There are important factors to keep in mind when paying support and determining which method suits your needs best. For example, it could take three to five business days to process your payment if you pay support at a retail location. Paying support online or through an approved third party could also result in transaction fees of up to 2.95% per payment.

It is essential to keep these factors in mind and figure out which child support payment option works best for you.

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