After a divorce involving children, the non-custodial parent is typically responsible for paying child support. This child support payment is carefully calculated by the court based on a number of pieces of information, including the number of children in the household. The payment is a requirement of the non-custodial parent and there are various ramifications for non-payment of child support. Some of the penalties for non-payment include tax liens, property liens, and wage garnishments. Another penalty to enforce the payment of back back child support is a drivers license suspension.
Every state has different rules about suspension of your driver's license for unpaid child support. For most states, once you are behind approximately four months in payments, the child support office will begin taking steps to make you pay. One of the possible actions they could take against you is to suspend your license until effort is made to pay the back child support. However, if this happens to you, there are steps that you can take to challenge a license suspension and have your driver's license reinstated.
If your license is suspended due to back child support payments, there are certain things you can do to appeal a drivers license suspension and have it reinstated. To get your license back, you should:
If you can't pay your back child support, you need to get help from a lawyer so you can avoid drivers license suspension and other penalties. Your attorney can assist you in working out an arrangement to deal with the back child support and can help you to begin the processing of getting your drivers license back.