Whether you are a non-custodial parent who has to pay child support or you are a custodial parent seeking child support (or trying to secure more support for your child), it is important to go over your options. In Virginia, you can handle many child support issues online.
Unfortunately, some parents do not take advantage of these resources. Parents who fall behind on payments can face harsh penalties, such as wage garnishment, arrest, the loss of their passport and even time behind bars. Likewise, some parents miss out on support they deserve because they fail to take action.
Looking at Virginia’s MyChildSupport portal
On their website, the Virginia Department of Social Services outlines a number of child support services provided by the state’s MyChildSupport portal. Non-custodial parents have the ability to review case information whenever they want and make payments. Parents can also apply for child support through this portal.
Parents can also submit or review case-related documents, such as income verification, update their contact information and send or receive messages. Moreover, employers can also use this portal to manage their employees’ child support payments.
Looking at child support payments through this portal
Using this portal, you have the ability to schedule future child support payments by using eChecks from your bank account. You can also cancel child support payments. If you wish to apply for child support, you can fill out an application in roughly 15 to 20 minutes.
If you have to make payments, make sure you stay current on child support and understand your options (such as modifying a child support order).