New SmartCoparent Feature Enhancement:
Make indirect support payments or direct payments to Your Co-Parent, the choice is yours.
SmartCoparent lets payers make indirect payments while keeping the non-custodial parent informed
Our new function allows for non-custodial parents to initiate payments either directly to support recipients, or to third parties.
Our new initiate payment functions uses PayPal’s world class person-to-person payment service.
Support payers can now initiate payments directly to support recipients, without requiring a support payment request.
Payers can now send payments to any third party. Payments made this way will update both SmartCoparent’s support payer and payee expense and payment dashboards.
If a support payer often resists paying support directly, it may be a better option to have certain expenses be paid indirectly to a third party. Read our article on why people resist making support payments here.
*Check the divorce decree or stipulation agreement to determine whether there is language involving direct support. If your case went to trial, a judge may have declared that support be paid directly.
In most cases however, miscellaneous support payments can be paid indirectly. Talk with your co-parent and see if arranging indirect support payments can help encourage a more peaceful co-parenting financial relationship.
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