Failing to Pay Child Support May Lead to a Suspended License
When a parent receives an order from the court to pay child support, that order turns into a legal obligation, which means the parent must pay. If child support payments are not made, it may result in penalties, including license suspension. However, there is a grace period of sorts where the parent can correct the situation before they have their license suspended.
When child support payments are late or aren’t made, a notice will be sent via postal mail. The notice provides the opportunity to make the missed payment or get in touch with the child support office to arrange for payment. The person may also receive an appointment time to attend a child support office interview. If the parent is unable to make payments for whatever reason, it is highly encouraged to attend this interview.
The notices plus the interview provide an opportunity to avoid license suspension and work out some kind of a solution where child support payments can be made. However, if the parent does not respond, the next notice may indeed announce that the license will be suspended. The parent will have a certain number of days to take action. Usually, this means either contacting child support or making a payment.
Failure to do anything at this point to rectify the situation will result in license suspension. Besides the child support payments owed, there may be fines and fees associated with having driving privileges reinstated.
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