SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SupportPay® by Ittavi, the first-ever platform to automate child support payments and enable parents to share related expenses, announced today the launch of SupportPay 4.0, featuring updates for easier and faster transactions, as well as new child support resources and a Family Law directory that provides parents assistance for all of their child support needs. The newly added features position SupportPay to be the one place for the 39 million parents in the United States who exchange over $200 billion dollars every year in base support and expenses.
SupportPay is now the gold standard of the billing and payment process for child support's base payments and shared expenses, such as medical, education, and extracurricular activities.
The added resources and new partnerships are integrated into the SupportPay website, creating a central hub of information and tools for parents and family law professionals, and include:
- Family Law Directory of over 10,000 professionals in various specialties to help mitigate or relieve any legal troubles
- Child Support Calculator to help parents calculate their child support obligations based on state laws
- Child Support Agreement Generator, the only tool needed to create a thoughtful child support agreement that covers all the questions parents need to answer when it comes to financially supporting their children.
- Partnerships with the leaders in family law services, such as Avvo, the leading online legal service marketplace, to give parents direct access to make their agreements legally binding and get legal services they require, instantly.
- Notarize App access ensures documents are notarized, meeting the highest level of legal requirements for court filings.
- Partnership with Care.com, to guide parents to the necessary tools like HomePay for their caregiving employment needs between households.
With SupportPay 4.0, the new architecture provides a product that is faster and simpler than ever before. New features include faster entry and adjustment capabilities for receipts, simpler data entry for records, and an easier export of certified records. A more agile design has paved the way for a host of new features to be launched in the coming months including payment reconciliation, partial payments, calendar and visitation management, and much more.
"Millions of Americans are exchanging billions of dollars in child support payments each year, yet the process of facilitating child support in our country hasn't changed in decades," said Sheri Atwood, SupportPay Founder & CEO. "SupportPay changes that by delivering, for the first time, a single platform and location for parents and professionals needing child support assistance. Parents can now end the financial conflicts and complexity typically associated with child support and shared expenses to focus on what matters most, raising happy, healthy children."
SupportPay is ideal for parents that manage their child support on their own as well as for parents that have their base payments managed through their state child support system. In a single system, SupportPay provides family law professionals and parents with a central database for automated payments, the ability to track and manage additional expenses, certified records of transactions, and a single place to store all receipts, documents and payment proof. The platform also provides monthly and year-end financial reports, and has detailed reminders and notifications of payments due, making the process of managing and paying child support simple and straightforward. By simplifying the entire child support process, SupportPay customers are 90% more likely to exchange child support by increasing transparency and significantly reducing conflict.
"Until now, public child support resources have been limited for parents seeking information on managing payments," said Derek Austin, a divorce attorney with Austin & Plate P.C. in San Jose, CA. "At the same time, lawyers are inundated with reopened cases and payment record requests. SupportPay provides our clients with the tools they need to manage child support, while maintaining detailed records that we can easily and quickly access when needed."
All resources are available now at supportpay.com. SupportPay Lite is available for free, which includes basic transaction entries and expense tracking up to 6 months. SupportPay Premium starts at $9.99/month for unlimited tracking and entries, additional payment options, dispute capabilities, customized alerts, the ability to make items private and much more. SupportPay Legal is $12.99/month and includes all Premium features as well as certified, court-ready documents with tracked expenses, read-only access for your legal professionals, and much more.
To learn more about SupportPay 4.0 and the resources available to parents and legal professionals visit supportpay.com
For legal professionals, quickly and easily join the family law network and get direct access to new business and referrals by visiting: directory.supportpay.com
About SupportPay by Ittavi:
Based in Santa Clara, CA, Ittavi ("it takes a village") is on a mission to end family financial conflicts. SupportPay®, Ittavi's inaugural product, is the first-ever automated child support payment platform, poised to transform the complex, time-consuming & stressful process that impacts nearly 300 million parents exchanging more than $900 billion in child support & child expenses worldwide. Submit child expenses, store receipts, and make payments quickly and securely, with automatic reminders, approve/dispute capabilities, and a complete archive of all transactions. Parents can access family law resources as well as a child support calculator and other management tools. With SupportPay, today's modern families can spend less time managing and arguing about child support, and more time focused on raising happy, healthy children. Available online, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and tablets. Find out more about how you can streamline your child support payments at: supportpay.com.
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