Put money into account and have it automatically send to state (or ex) each month. You wont have to do a thing. Do not prepay anything. It may be counted as a gift. You are almost there!! NY is to 21 so thankfully you live there!
You know what? My case was so bad that before it became a FLDOR case. I paid it directly to CP with the words "child support
" in the memo field so that I didn't end up in arrears. CP signed an affidavit with FLDOR indicating that she received nothing and it was construed directly as a gift. I'll never pay CP directly again. Don't want CP to know my account number, my credit union affiliations....nothing.
I'll just put it in some escrow account or the like in case I go broke and I am subject to some other form of judgment that could flatten that designated bank account.
19 years is a long time, life will have other types of ups and downs during that time period that don't wait for child support....but 21 years is even longer.
Thanks for cheering me up.
I can actually pay FLDOR if the case gets re-opened....if the child doesn't fail their junior year. I *heard* from FLDOR which I don't completely trust that they disburse it in increments. So that is an option as well. To me it is paid off, but CP will never know it. Risky option, but perhaps some peace of mind. Ignorance is bliss.