Any payments made directly to the plaintiff may be considered "gifts."
Until a defendant's wage attachment is activated by the employer, the defendant must make all support payments directly to PA SCDU. The Court routinely issues orders attaching defendant's wages at their employer. The employer is responsible for sending the support payments to PA SCDU. If the full amount of the support order is not being deducted by the employer, the defendant is responsible to pay the difference directly to PA SCDU. You must contact the Domestic Relations Office any time your employment status changes. In order to attach wages, the Domestic Relations Office needs the name, address, and telephone number of the defendant's employer's payroll department.
Support payment options can be found at: payment options