Child support payment methods determine how to record payments. Payment methods include direct payments to custodial parents or legal guardians, payments made to child support agencies and voluntary or involuntary payroll deductions. Payroll deductions and payments to agencies should provide excellent records according to LegalZoom.com. Direct payments merit documentation.
Direct child support payment methods include personal checks, bank drafts, money orders and cash. Payers should request and keep their cancelled checks or bank draft statements. The serial numbers on copies of money orders provide proof of payment when properly executed. Proving cash payments may be challenging unless the payer gets a written receipt, says LegalZoom.