If you are required to pay child support, you may occasionally need to communicate with both the courts and any government agencies that have jurisdiction over your case. To do this, you may need to send a child support letter in accordance with that court or agency’s policies. Before sending a letter, it is a good idea to contact the agency to find out if there is a form that you should fill out instead of writing a letter. This can save you a lot of time and expedite any business that you have with the agency. If you do have to write a letter yourself, it is important that your request is stated clearly, that you identify yourself and your case, and that you retain proof of mailing the letter for your records.
Parents who pay child support may have to communicate with more than one agency or organization about their case. If your children are receiving any kind of government benefits, you may be required to submit a letter in which you state that you are paying child support, as well as pertinent information about the amount of child support you pay and how often you pay it. If there are changes in your obligation and your payments are automatically deducted from your paycheck, you may likewise need to request that your family court send a child support letter on your behalf to your employer's payroll department. In the US, state laws may also require anyone who starts a business or applies for a professional license to complete a letter or form that states that he or she either has no child support obligations or is in compliance with an agreement.
Depending on the laws in your area, it may not be a good idea to write directly to the judge. If you have an issue that you need to discuss with him or her, you may want to first seek legal advice and then petition the court for a hearing. When you do have to write a letter to other officials or agencies, it is crucial that whoever reads your letter is able to identify your case and look up your file. Be sure to include your full name, the name or names of your children, as well as your address, phone number, and case identification number. Always date and sign your letter and make a copy for your records. You may need to refer to it in further communication with child support officials.