On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Chicago parents who must pay court-ordered child support may now have an easier way to get the payments in on time. Child support is not like other bills, and failure to pay can have serious legal implications and negatively affect the child’s necessities of life. A new app may help to keep track of the child’s expenses and the payments owed by the non-custodial parent.
The support of a child is complex, and medical costs and necessities that are not covered by insurance may need to be divided. Educational expenses and incidental school items that are not covered by child support are bound to come up throughout a child’s lifetime. Additionally, extra money needed for sports, travel and music lessons are not necessarily outlined in the court agreement. Divorced couples with children must continue to work together to see that the children’s needs are met.
The financial needs of a child can be complicated, and one divorced mother developed an app that keeps track of the details. Parents who find it tough to keep track of who has paid for specific items can use this family financial management app to do so. It can also help with scheduling future payments and ongoing activity fees. The end of a fiscal year could also become easier as the parents can also use the records within the app for tax and accounting purposes.
Complying with a child support order is a legal matter, and professionals recommend that it be taken seriously. Using a service or app to help make those payments automatically might help to remove the possibility of overlooking an important obligation or avoid a potential audit.
Source: Fast Company, “Supportpay Aims To Take Headaches Out Of Child Support And Family Finances“, David Zax, February 18, 2014