Similarly, NEVER make your support payments to the other parent in cash. If the other parent asserts at some point you didn't make a payment, you will have no way to prove you did. I am not entirely fond of Money Orders either (as they do not have a payee imprinted directly on the document) and contrary to popular opinion, it is not that easy to get proof they were cashed and by whom. I have folks tell me "she only wants cash," "he will not accept a cashier's check," and "she doesn't have a bank account." That is not your problem. Your responsibility, if so ordered, is to make your support payments in full each month they are due. It is no matter how you do it, just that you do it. And, the best way to protect yourself is to maintain records of you meeting this obligation.
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