At this time, most orders for child support state that child support payments shall be made through the office of the Clerk of District Court.
Income Withholding Orders and Notices to Payor
Many employers have been ordered to withhold income for child support for people in their employment based on Income Withholding Orders and Notices to Payor. Employers are now being notified that federal law requires them to make these payments to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) located in Cheyenne.
Though we cannot give legal advice, this office will not refuse to process any child support payment for which there is a current order to pay child support through this office, provided the method of payment is acceptable. Child support payments are normally processed within one working day of receipt.
Fines and Restitution
Individuals who are sentenced by this Court on criminal charges will be ordered to make fine and restitution payments through this office. Restitution and fine payments are normally processed within one working day of receipt.
Monies collected on writs of garnishment issued pursuant to an order filed in this court will be held for ten days before the funds are sent to the garnishor.
Guardian ad Litem fees
The Court may order the parties in custody or paternity cases to pay the fees of a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL). The order may state that these fees are to be deposited with the Clerk of District Court. These fees are deposited in a non interest-bearing account, and fees are paid when a statement of costs is received from the GAL. Any funds which remain in the account after the GAL has been paid will be refunded to the paying parties. If the GAL costs and fees exceed the amount in the account, the Court will order the parties to pay the balance.