California Child Support suspension of drivers license law

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It makes absolutely NO sense to take away my husbands license because we have fallen on major financial hardships and he cannot pay. How the hell is he supposed to get to work if he can't drive. Not to mention every one requires a drivers license these days to get a job. Please stop this nonsense!!!! He can't even get a license in another state because of this. We are trying to make a life and this is GREATLY Impacting our ability to do so. He is involved in his sons life and never had a custody arrangement. California decided they wanted their money back because the mother used the assistance. Why can't both parties pay. Just doesn't make sense at all. Please find it in your hearts to change this!!!!
It makes absolutely NO sense to take away my husbands license because we have fallen on major financial hardships and he cannot pay. How the hell is he supposed to get to work if he can't drive. Not to mention every one requires a drivers license these days to get a job. Please stop this nonsense!!!! He can't even get a license in another state because of this. We are trying to make a life and this is GREATLY Impacting our ability to do so. He is involved in his sons life and never had a custody arrangement. California decided they wanted their money back because the mother used the assistance. Why can't both parties pay. Just doesn't make sense at all. Please find it in your hearts to change this!!!!
This law is absolutely unfair by all means I am and have been separated from my son's mother for years but was only told that I will not be able drive legally due to past due child support. Which I wasn't informed was in effect until after I was already $10k in rears, although I was in touch with my case worker and she blatantly said that I could not start payments until the case was valid with the state. This is unreasonable because my driver's license is what provides a future for myself as well as my son. Please up lift this law to help those of us single parents who are doing the best we can to provide for our children!!!!
My ex receives welfare and I was paying support my support is paid in full but I owe welfare $6,000.00 I did not pay I lost my drivers licenses.
I'm a truck driver by trade, it's hard enough trying to get a job, then you hold my license, I get so many trucking offers, you want me to work fine, want to pay my support, no problem... Don't suspend my license and take my living away from me, my daughter is 19, all mine are arrears, take away my passport like I'm gonna run away from my own country because you money hungry bullies want to feed of my already decomposed carcass, your trying to squeeze water from a brick. These laws do more harm than good, they wedge families even farther apart.
Child support services are paid thugs are getting away with extortion. I had my child rights taken away and cannot see my child. yet I am ordered to pay for the child, under threat of jail and loss of money and property. I pay $400 dollars a month and they collect only my last payments and add that to my child support payments. basically $100 is being counted. I have lost my license and the commerce child support office refuses to talk to me or settle my complaint. they refused all my complaints. and even the state complaint is handled by commerce dept. this is unconstitutional forceing me to pay without accurate accounting and no response to the office the court refuses to let me speak to a judge. and the state refuses to let me SUE for abuse of powers...
This law benefits no one and ruins everyone's lives. The father will never be able to land a decent job to make payments without a valid license and will incur so much debt that will ruin his future and cause to go into poverty. The mother will never get any money at all which will make taking care of the child even rougher. And the child will be hurt the most. Please, consider changing. Think about the innocent people your are hurting.
This law is ridiculous and so counter-productive!
I am 45 yrs old. I have 4 children. 2 I have custody of. The mother is a crank addict and in jail. She took off with My kids when thay were small. She was busted 9 times for drugs! I kept calling child support office abt her drug use and thay would not investigate her! One day I got a call that my kids were in foster care cause she was picked up passed out on a curb with a bag of meth on her! It took Me a year to get my kids from foster care! She payed nothing back for using the child welfare for drugs! My children never got the money and her EBT card was used @ the liquor store for smokes and alcohol! My children are willing to tell the courts but thay are not willing to listen. So I got a 150,000 in back child support from the time I was notified where thay were! I even had to pay the foster care cause she didnt have the ability to pay! I have lost 5 cars and been in jail more times then I could count! I have never been able to pay my child support in full! Kept telling them I dont make thst much! I cant afford to goto work! I am a construction worker and must have my license to work! I was layed off in 2008. Without my license I cant work! If I cant work Icant get my licence. Now the mom is in jail for welfare fruad for tryin to file for her pregnant baby girl 14 yrs of age that lives with her grandma! Thay want me to pay child support but take away my licence and call me a dead beat dad! Are U fudging kidding Me? Just how do I carry 500lbs of carpet 3ft wide and 12 ft long + 400lbs of tools on the bus? Who gunna hire Me? Job interviews... We love U and are ready to hire U but U need Ur licence! Me, THATS FINE! Can U wait 90 to 120 days til I can tell child support I got a job and thay can release my drivers licence. Thay always say, we need some one with a licence today, I'm sorry but we cant use U.... My old boss explained it perfectly! When U on a plane and the oxygen masks come down the 1st thing U do is put the mask on urself then the kids!!!! If U try to put the mask on the kids 1st U mite not be able to help them! Child support is trying to help the kids but killing the parent b4 keeping the parents alive to help the children!!!! Taking my licence is killing the both of us!!! Calofornia! Its time to give me my mask (drivers licence) so I can help my kids!!!!
I am 45 yrs old. I have 4 children. 2 I have custody of. The mother is a crank addict and in jail. She took off with My kids when thay were small. She was busted 9 times for drugs! I kept calling child support office abt her drug use and thay would not investigate her! One day I got a call that my kids were in foster care cause she was picked up passed out on a curb with a bag of meth on her! It took Me a year to get my kids from foster care! She payed nothing back for using the child welfare for drugs! My children never got the money and her EBT card was used @ the liquor store for smokes and alcohol! My children are willing to tell the courts but thay are not willing to listen. So I got a 150,000 in back child support from the time I was notified where thay were! I even had to pay the foster care cause she didnt have the ability to pay! I have lost 5 cars and been in jail more times then I could count! I have never been able to pay my child support in full! Kept telling them I dont make thst much! I cant afford to goto work! I am a construction worker and must have my license to work! I was layed off in 2008. Without my license I cant work! If I cant work Icant get my licence. Now the mom is in jail for welfare fruad for tryin to file for her pregnant baby girl 14 yrs of age that lives with her grandma! Thay want me to pay child support but take away my licence and call me a dead beat dad! Are U fudging kidding Me? Just how do I carry 500lbs of carpet 3ft wide and 12 ft long + 400lbs of tools on the bus? Who gunna hire Me? Job interviews... We love U and are ready to hire U but U need Ur licence! Me, THATS FINE! Can U wait 90 to 120 days til I can tell child support I got a job and thay can release my drivers licence. Thay always say, we need some one with a licence today, I'm sorry but we cant use U.... My old boss explained it perfectly! When U on a plane and the oxygen masks come down the 1st thing U do is put the mask on urself then the kids!!!! If U try to put the mask on the kids 1st U mite not be able to help them! Child support is trying to help the kids but killing the parent b4 keeping the parents alive to help the children!!!! Taking my licence is killing the both of us!!! Calofornia! Its time to give me my mask (drivers licence) so I can help my kids!!!!
This law is not effective in its mission to encourage payment of child support. It only allows the opportunity for excuses of why payment is not received.
I have never had to deal with this but I never have understood this law. To take away a persons drivers license is pretty much taking away their livelihood.
I pay my child support, job has been slow so every time they do not receive a full payment my licence gets suspended. This is so wrong. What happen to the rights of the non custodial parent!!!!!
I pay my child support, job has been slow so every time they do not receive a full payment my licence gets suspended. This is so wrong. What happen to the rights of the non custodial parent!!!!!
I had a really good job... now that I owe back child support ive lost my drivers license and cant get to work what the hell is this country coming to who in the hell came up with this child support law it does worse than good I guess im better off in jail thats what they want anyway it sounds like to me... those croocked bastards you call government.....loose the child support law its ******** to the hard working man....
They make things very difficult for the NCPs. They should also reconsider the interest they are charging and also to ask for supporting documents from the CPs. Most CPs are just making things difficult and want their exes to live a living hell for them.
I get my drivers license suspended for being one month behind but hes 17 years old really. Now I have to pay fines to the dmv too.
I get my drivers license suspended for being one month behind but hes 17 years old really. Now I have to pay fines to the dmv too.
The state can't find my child or my child's mom and isn't even sure where my money is going. One thing is for sure, if I can't make a payment or even make a full payment my license is instantly suspended. Tonight me, my fiancÚ and 18 month old we're stranded with a couple belongings because I was not notified child support was suspending my license yet again. So now not only will I lose my job but I will most likely lose our vehicle. The land of opportunity is a great place.
This stupid law needs to go. Know too many that have a hard time working and visitation with kids due to no license because of partial payment. No right!!!!
Has anybody making this law seen the damage it can cause. I have missed interviews becasuse no license. I am loosing money everday because i do nat have a job because i could not go to interview because no license. How terrible and absolute non-sence.
Hi, This law actually cause more damage by helping people loose their jobs and than they become dependent on the state, which cause state more mony.
This law is ridiculous. I am a custodial parent and this law is just ridiculous and causes undue hardship on the non custodial parent by limiting their ability to work and/or visit their children.
I pay child surpport & don't get to see my kids, but I get to pay for them or lose my license! Something has to change!
My husbands children are adults and if he falls behind at all child support still suspends his license. Seems like it shouldn't be allowed to haunt you for the rest of your life. there should be limits on this law.
Stupid and dumb law. How are fathers to pay for children, if they can't get to work and keep paying for their cars to get out of impound, when they get pulled over. Really ridiculous law as you see. I just will keep driving and oh well.
I been discriminated in court more than 4 times by commissioner en orange county court, and I input me a monthly child support of $1760 , I can't afford to pay and I got my license revoked, I only work a part time for last 2 years and I make less than $10 dis an hour. I suffering bad every time I'm in wheel . I do payments but only what I can
How can fathers continue to pay child support, if they don't have a license to drive to work. Whoever made this law need to rethink it.
My boyfriend's x filed a peitition to amend the child support with a 10% penalty for failure to pay. He was incarcerated at the time, and was never served. The court entered the order on his default. He has been out of jail for a year and unable to find employment. He is a welder by trade and finally has some interviews set up. All these jobs require that he has a license. Because of the amendment to the order, he now owes $17k despite having not earned any income. It is hard as hell for an x felon to find work. now that his license is suspended, it is impossible. This law - suspending licenses is counter productive and just another badly thought out law by a brainless bunch of morons.
She took my son after i took care of her family for years. I never get to see my kid even when i was paying. This law is destroying our lives and hurting the kid while she makes over $1,000 /month in entitlements while she lives with her mom.
I lost almost everything since getting put on child support, now they are trying to take my license because I cannot find employment after years of looking, however in between time I have been taking college courses, to enhance my job prospects, now if I don't have a license to drive, I cannot continue with my classes, because they are at various times. And to add insult to injury, i don't even know if the child is mine, because Tenn want give me a right to have genetic testing. The mother till this day will not even let me see him nor talk with him. This system is not helping no one.
Repeal the law, this benefits no one. When you revoke a license it cripples the payee and no one wins. Debt accumulates, employers won't hire people without valid licenses and they end up further in arrears.
Repeal the law, this benefits no one. When you revoke a license it cripples the payee and no one wins. Debt accumulates, employers won't hire people without valid licenses and they end up further in arrears.
I have worked and paid child support, and riverside county child support would not release my license, because I could not afford to pay a lump sump from my past due, I worked for a year paying them every month on the current, was pulled over one day for not wearing a seatbelt, lost my car, then lost my job because no transportation, I no longer pay any child support, I do not work, I will continue to drive a car regardless of your idiotic law, you can keep impounding the 500 dollar piece of shits and I still will drive them on your roads unregistered and uninsured, what did this law really accomplish
One has nothing to do with the other! Clearly this is legal extortion for revenue. I don't know why the city, county, and state feel they have some "at will" autonomy over our personal lives. I understand collecting debts but interfering with our ability to be gainfully employed is wrong! In most of the state of California, driving to work is essential because for the most part public transportation is inefficient at best. I don't know who ever thought this law made sense in the first place. Laws like this hits the most vulnerable/poorest worker the hardest. It is this socio-economic status that, more than likely, created the infraction in the first place. So the answer is....make a bad thing worse by making it nearly impossible to earn money to satisfy the debt and the incredible interest??? How stupid could these lawmakers have been?!!! Sounds like our current stupid congress. Drivers license needs to be taken out of the punitive equation for non-driving issues. And interest? Really???
I don't see how this helps with making payments f child support, I have been hit with after loosing my job and currently going through this after being in accident where I lost my foot and was unable to pay but that I am trying to get back on feet I can't even try to learn how to drive because I don't have license. They are quick to take money from my disability before I even get it and but have not given back the license.

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