Avoid getting into debt
If you are a paying parent, learn how to avoid getting into debt with your child support payments. Penalties apply if you do not make child support payments.
Learn how paying parents can avoid a debt by paying your child support in full and on time, and by telling us about any changes in your circumstances that could affect the amount you need to pay.
Penalties apply if you do not make your child support payments on time. If your full child support amount is not paid on time, you are charged a penalty of either $5 or 10% of the unpaid amount, whichever is the greater.
Find out ways to pay your child support debt. If you get behind in your payments, or think you are going to have trouble paying on time, you should contact Child Support immediately.
Date published: 23 Oct 2004