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Unpaid child support and license suspension

On Behalf of | May 23, 2024 | Child Support And Maintenance

Child support is an important financial responsibility that parents have towards their children. It is meant to ensure that children receive the financial support they need for their well-being, including basic needs such as food, shelter and education.

Unfortunately, some parents fail to meet their child support obligations. This can lead to significant consequences, including license suspension.

The impact of license suspension

License suspension is a legal measure taken by authorities to enforce child support payments. When a parent falls behind on child support payments, the custodial parent or the state may take action. For example, they can request the suspension of the non-paying parent’s driver’s license.

License suspension for unpaid child support is a serious matter that can have far-reaching consequences. It can impact various aspects of the non-paying parent’s life. This can make it difficult for them to carry out day-to-day activities. For example, without a driver’s license, the non-paying parent may struggle to commute to work, attend medical appointments or fulfill other responsibilities that require transportation.

Addressing license suspension

It is important to understand that license suspension is not meant to be a punishment but rather a means to enforce child support payments. The goal is to encourage non-paying parents to prioritize their child support obligations and fulfill their financial responsibilities towards their children. If you find yourself facing license suspension due to unpaid child support, it is important to take action promptly.

According to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Division of Child Support Services can work with parents to restore their driving privileges regardless of how many times they have fallen behind on child support. By dealing with unpaid child support properly, parents can work towards resolving the issue and protecting or restoring their driving privileges.

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