For some parents, collecting child support is not an issue, for others they need to chase after the other parent to make sure payments are made and that they are made on time.

As a custodial parent or guardian, you can collect child support from the child support collection unit (CSCU) from New York State. CSCU acts as the middleman by collecting the payment and then processing the payment to you.

Only the parent who was awarded the child support can set up this account but setting it up is not mandatory.  It’s a simple process, though, if you choose to do so.  To set up the account you will need to provide some personal information, the bank account in which the money will be deposited if you want a direct deposit, and a copy of the Court Order that shows you were awarded child support.

As with anything, there are pros and cons to having child support collected through the CSCU.  We can help you decide if this is right for you and your situation, as well as support you through the process of setting up the account.

Call our office to set up a consultation to discuss your options.