Paying Child Support with Cash

When the final decision comes from the court on the amount of child support you will have to pay, it can be a difficult time. As the non-custodial parent, you have probably been left with a lot of questions – like how the amount was decided upon, how you are supposed to pay it and what will happen if you get behind. At LaMantia Law Firm, LLC, we are here to help you understand how the rules surrounding child support are being applied to you, and how you can best navigate the road ahead.

What If You Only Have Cash To Pay Child Support Payments?

In the age of credit cards and online payment options, it can be a little worrisome when you get the first request for a child support payment following a decision by the court. When you are the type of person that prefers to pay by cash, you may be worried about your child support payment options. You know that there are severe penalties for non-payment, so you want to stay on top of your obligations and make sure your payments are received on time.

Fortunately, paying child support with cash is fairly straightforward. It was not that long ago that a large portion of child support payments were made in cash, and many courts still prefer guaranteed forms of payment like cash over credit or debit cards.

To pay your child support with cash, you only need to go to your county court house and visit the cashier’s desk to make your payment. Many courts only accept cash, money order or cashier’s check, so your cash payment will not be unusual. Just explain to the clerk what you are there to do and he or she should be able to assist you.

What If You Feel Your Child Support Amount Is Unfair?

The decision of the South Carolina courts on the child support you are required to pay is based off of a standardized formula that is applied to all child support cases. There are a number of different variables that are included in the equation, including your current income, the income of the custodial parent and the needs of the children. Unfortunately, there are times when the amount decided by the court is not reflective of the reality of your situation.

When you find yourself in this situation, it can be extremely frustrating. The court has issued a legally binding ruling that you need to come up with a certain amount of money each month, even though it leaves you scrambling to avoid breaking the law. The stress that such a ruling can bring is significant. You may feel stuck between a rock and hard place, uncertain if you will be able to meet your court-ordered obligations.

If you feel like the child support order is not fair or not reflective of your true situation, you need to speak to a qualified child support attorney. Our firm has helped numerous non-custodial parents to seek a modification of a child support award, so we are very familiar with the process.

Modifying Your Child Support Payments

As family law attorneys, we have helped client after client through the divorce process, including child custody and child support cases. Our work requires that we remain current with all child support issues in South Carolina, including the options for modification to an existing child support award. Our familiarity with South Carolina family law, and child support law in particular, make us well-qualified to help you with your child support situation.

If you are currently facing a child support payment that you believe is unfair or non-representative of your true financial situation, please contact our South Carolina family law firm now. We offer a consultation, so you can discuss your circumstances and we can give you the perspective of a family lawyer on your situation. If we think that there is a good possibility that we can help you obtain a modification, we will help you convince the court that your child support payments should be modified. Put our experience and expertise to work for you. Contact us now.