Martyn Williams, IDG News Service@martyn_williams
A parent can upload a bill—or snap a picture of it with a mobile device—and have it appear immediately in the Support Pay interface. The other parent can see the bill and then pay it or dispute it. It also makes it easy to split bills, so each parent pays their respective slice.
“The biggest complaints we hear from divorced parents are ‘My ex-partner has no idea how much it costs to bring up a child’ or ‘I just want to know my payments are going to my child,’” said Atwood.
She hopes Support Pay will make the process transparent, so when divorced parents meet they won’t be arguing over money.
There’s a free version with limited features and a full version for $19.99 per month. Google is on the cusp of approving an Android app, according to Atwood, and she expects the iOS app to be available in November.