How is alimony and child support paid?

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How is alimony and child support paid?

How is alimony and child support paid?

There are three common ways in which to make support payments to your spouse.

First, payments can be made directly from one person to the other.  It is recommended that these payments be made by way of check so that accurate records can be kept.

Second, payments can be made directly to the Probation Department.  An account will be set up for the person receiving support and the payor of support will send the payments to Probation who will then transfer the payments to the payee.  The Probation Department will monitor the account and take corrective action if necessary.

Third, payments can be made by way of wage garnishment whereby the Probation Department will take the support payments from your pay check similar to tax payments.  For many, this is the preferred manner of payment.


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