Child Support and the Suspending of License because of

Child Support and the Suspending of License because of

What problem does it solve? Parents who do not pay their child support end up getting their licenses revoked. They then fall further into arrears. Many of them cannot catch up because of this cycle. What then ends up happening is that a large % of them continue to work but "under the so called table." Therefore the children are losing out & so is NJ. NJ has been suspending over 20,000 lic per year based on child support payments. Most states suspend an average of 250.https://nj1015.com/deadbeat-drivers-nj-stops-automatical What is your solution and who does it apply to? A handful of states, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming, allow for temporary licenses if suspension would result in undue hardship on the obligor, and in many instances, to allow the obligor to travel to and from work so they can earn money and pay the arrears. http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/license-restrictions-for-failure-to-pay-child-support.aspx What is the anticipated impact? Children getting the real support they need. The State receiving income, from employees. Free up police and jails, courts etc. A handful of states, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming, allow for temporary licenses if suspension would result in undue hardship on the obligor, and in many instances, to allow the obligor to travel to and from work so they can earn money and pay the arrears. http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/license-restrictions-for-failure-to-pay-child-support.aspx

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A handful of states, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming, allow for temporary licenses if suspension would result in undue hardship on the obligor, and in many instances, to allow the obligor to travel to and from work so they can earn money and pay the arrears. http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/license-restrictions-for-failure-to-pay-child-support.aspx

If the parent who has fallen behind in child support payments can not work because they can't legally drive, the suspension is making money for the wrong people. It is not helping the child who needs the support.

License suspensions and child support warrants prevent parents from supporting their children. Where is the common sense?

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