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Child Support Payment Options

Child Support Payment Options

If you’re ordered to pay child support every month, you aren’t supposed to simply write a check to your ex and call your order fulfilled. In fact, you want the government to know and track that you’ve made your payment should your spouse ever decide to claim that you haven’t been paying in order to try to get you in more trouble. As such, you’ll actually make your payment to the Nevada Office of Child Support Enforcement, who will make a record of your payment and then distribute it appropriately.

Here are the different ways you can make your payment to the child support office.

By Phone

There are two ways to make your child support payment by phone. First, you can call the State Collection and Disbursement Unit (SCaDU) directly by dialing 1-844-855-6152 and speaking with a payment specialist. The office accepts both Visa and MasterCard and there are no fees for using this method, but you must call between 8 AM and 5 PM pacific standard time, Monday through Friday. This office is closed on weekends.

Second, if you cannot call during business hours, there is a second phone option for making payments. The SCaDU is contracted with an independent vendor who allow you to make payments at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This system is fully automated and accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, but charges $7.95 for each transaction, and each transaction is also limited to up to $750.

Online

You can make your payments online at any time as well through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services website. This is a quick and easy way of having your payment processed, accepts multiple payment methods, and has no supplementary fees. Both non-custodial parents and employers can use this option to make payments on behalf of their workers.

Mail-in Payments

You can send your support payment via cashier’s check, money order, or business check to the SCaDU directly using their mailing address: SCaDU PO Box 98950 Las Vegas, NV 89193-8950. Be sure to include your full name, your social security number, and your child support case number with your payment so it can be properly applied.

In-Person

Finally, you can make your payment in-person either at the Child Support Center of Southern Nevada, located in the Greystone Building on East Flamingo Road in Las Vegas.

You can also make your payment in cash at retail locations throughout Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. There’s a convenience fee of $3.95 to utilize this option, and you’re limited to $4,000 per transaction. Be sure to inform the clerk that your payment is for child support, and be prepared to provide your nine-digit case number and your Unique Person Identifier. You can find a list of retail locations that accept these payments on the DWSS website.

Consult with a Las Vegas family attorney to learn more about your rights as a parent paying child support. Call Leavitt Law Firm today at (702) 996-6052 for more information.
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