Child support taking some of the money

Anonymous

Child support taking some of the money

Does child support keep some of the money before they pay it to you ?
My daughters dad gave me a receipt after putting in $600 the other day, and today I am only receiving $400 of this..?
I will be ringing them today however I just wanted to see if this happens to anyone else that you are aware of, thank you.

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Anonymous

If he’s up to date and ‘paid extra’ it’s likely they have withheld the other $200 for ‘next month’.

Alternatively if he is behind they have paid a portion of the arrears, what’s owed for the month and again withheld a bit for the following month.

Or I guess option 3 might be he has other children he pays for and owes money to or for and they have paid it to the other parent.

Outside of that it’s my understanding that child support don’t keep a % of the payment paid to or from a parent.

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Anonymous

If he pays too much they hold onto it and I think it puts him in credit for the next month. If he had a debt you would have got all of that.

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