MONTPELIER (AP) - The state of Vermont wants to make it easier for people to make their child support payments.

The Office of Child Support announced Wednesday it had launched a new service that allows parents and employers to make child support payments online with credit or debit cards.

The website was developed in partnership with the Vermont Information Consortium, the state's e-government partner. People can also pay by visiting one of the five regional offices or calling the main office.

Child Support Director Jeff Cohen says officials believe the flexible payment options will help people make their payments faster and on time. They also expect the options to increase the total amount of child support collected for children in Vermont.