Using minor children as messengers for support or other contested issues is not appropriate. That being said, it sounds like you've had your ex held in contempt before. If you know he has the ability to pay more, an additional contempt hearing may lead to his incarceration and require that he pay a "purge amount" to get out.
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He is supposed to pay through the clerk if he pays directly to you it throws off the clerk numbers so he is screwing himself.