Making Child Support Payments

After the amount of the child support payments has been determined and the payment dates and method of payment established, it is essential that the payments be made on time. For convenience, payments can be set up to coincide with the paying parent’s payday whether it is weekly, monthly or at other intervals. If the paying parent fails to make payments on time, he or she can be subjected to substantial penalties.

If support is being paid pursuant to a court order, it can be paid directly to the custodial parent or by sending payment to the North Carolina Child Support Agency in Raleigh, North Carolina; or it can be paid through wage withholding unless the payer is self-employed.