California Child Support suspension of drivers license law

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They came 15 yrs ago to my life . The cps worker said let us visit your house from time to time .My xwife said no and 1 hour later they came and took my lil girl. They never mentioned that if we denie them visits that they would come and take my girls. my oldest just graduated with honors and now needs money to go to college that I'm trying to provide but is really hard with no license. My case was based on marijuana and now its legal in California so all these 12 plus years that they impounded my cars and lost jobs was for nothing . Im not a deadbeat father. I am a caring daddy that makes sure his girls are smart and they know there daddy is trying but can't help because cps has him on a leash and can put.him in jail for money that is just made up. I have provided as much as I can to my girls and you can ask all 3 of them . I just want my license back and a reason able payment of 100 dollars a month which I think is fair for money that they just pulled out of the sky.
DL suspended so with Professional License...need to be reformed
I could not find work for 4 months. Fell behind and then got a job with great pay. But after one week i was pulled over in the work truck given a ticket for failure to pay support and impounded the truck. Thanks for helping out california. Now i dont have a job again!!!
i keep loosing jobs due to license being suspended frequently. I have 3 kids that live with me 3 different schools besides sports activities and dr appt. least to say my 2 other girls live in Ventura 2 hrs away from me ontario ca. I'm not running just can't meet the judgement...
They suspended my license. I couldn't drive myself to my oncologist, my ex will not let me speak with or see my daughter and the agency will do nothing. Oh, and I'm a mom. How can we pay if we can't drive to a job?
i have been out of a job, and about to lose my license in September. I got a job 3 weeks ago, and now I'm afraid I will lose it, due to not being able to get there. I work overnight, therefore, there are no busses, and I can't afford a taxi. This is ********, and this state is just money hungry and don't care about honest hard working citizens. But they will hand an illegal free everything just because. It's total crap.
It is unfair to take our money not count it as a payment and and still leave our license suspended. They have taken my federal loan money for college classes and now I am left with a huge debt to pay the school before I can attend any classes which is against federal law but they do not care and still leave my license suspended.
If someone can not drive how can they work to pay child support
Same as others..law makes good people go bad
Its not fair to punish these hard working non custodial parents for trying their best and paying what they can; I have witnessed this system forehand screw over many parents, while most of the custodial parents aren't even working legit jobs, most of them are on welfare and working under the table or just staying home and collect tax payers money. it's unfortunate and needs to be addressed! No One can work and provide support without a DL, Think smart california
I paid a double payment in march 2015, thinking they'd apply a payment for april, 2015; well they didn't, rather than return my calls in April when I was contacting SAN BERNADINO office they suspended my DL without notifying me.. Its amazing that, Us working fathers pay what we are supposed while theses mothers collect welfare but yet do not want to give up custody- because the kids are their check, and yet no consequence for that?? California needs to change this!!!
This only makes it harder for fathers to earn money to pay thier debts. it in now way helps children get what they need.
it just makes an already female biased system destroy fathers lives that much more easily.
One comment said it best....COUNTER PRODUCTIVE
They took my DL even though I was paying lost my job haven't paid CS since that was 8 yrs ago
This law needs to be changed. I talked to several employers and if you don't have a drivers license you can not get a job in most states.
Can't get child support to release my Drivers license in California . I'm moved to Texas. I'm paying all payments and they haven't released it nationaly so I'm stuck with no DL.. what the hell
Its horrible that on top of me coming home from war with a slew of medical disabilities and homelessness that because I cannot possibly work to pay childsupport my license is being suspended. I see our country is just selfish as it was when i left it.
Most counter productive law ever. Makes no sense.
Dept of Child Support had made my life a living hell. No mercy, no understanding.
This law is causing a lot more harm than it is doing good.
Same as everyone here, can't get a job because my drivers license was suspended so I cannot pay child support. Simple as that, no way out!!
I will agree that this is counter productive in its attempts to collect child-support. How do you believe that taking away ones ability to MAKE money will get you money in return? I have had my license suspended because I paid CASH to the office AFTER the 26th of the month, but still before the end of the month. What?!?! I was not told when making the payment that this was an issue, nor was I even notified that my license was suspended! It is a monthly battle with the local office because my online statement shows payment made EVERY MONTH, but locally they are not happy about the "timing" of the payment - even though it is before the month ends. It is systme akin to welfare that is manipulated and taken advantage of on a regular basis with no repercussions to biased case workers that are often treating you as a low life simply because you pay child support. It makes for a fantastic business model for young women; get married, have some children, cheat on your husband and then COLLECT! Lets do some soul searching here and find a better way to actually help the children - where is the management of the funds that are supposed to go to the children? Its not supposed to be for your nice new iPhone and having you nails done.
I've lost my DL and now I can't get a job. I've had interviews and get hired but I dot have a valid DL this is bs, I was forced to work and pay child support after a few months after I had major surgery I had the Dr paperwork but they didn't accept so I had to force my self to work now almost 3 years later my leg is still not healed and I'm out of a job this is bs
no license, no work,, got to love the wording too,
your "WILLFUL FAILURE" when you suspended D.L. made it a "willful failure" you idiot law makers--this is entrapment
Im getting my wages garnished and they wanna take away my license, my ex took my kids away because i left her for cheating and now im paying for it even though i want my kids. How am i supposed Get to work and make money to pay if i can't drive to work.
this is stupidist law ever , they take our license then demand payment , when no one will hire us , without a license, makes no sense whatsoever , this stupid law should be repealed !
I have lost my driver license when I was paying lost my job now homeless have racked up $24000 dallors in tickets for driving on a suspended driver license can't get to a job without it when I was on unemployment they toke out 25% the max allowed by law but still suspended my driver license how am I supposed to do this
how is anyone supposed to make any money to pay the child support with no drivers license?
I am 59 years old my kids are in there late 20's I have been on disability for five years due to a massive heart attack and other health problems. I went to renew my drivers license and found out that it had been suspended for almost five years. the state has been taking out the support every month. When I contacted the office I was told that a letter of intent to suspend was sent to the dmv. because the check was not received until the first of the next month but that they had received the next months check on time. I said so I have not missed a payment the woman told me that is correct. so why was my license suspended. her reply was because it was late. Now after I thought about it I realized that none of that was true because social security disability pays automatically on the third of each month. In other words someone did not do there job and process on time leaving me holding the bag. Now you can say this is bull but the worker tells me I will send the release to the dmv right now. This still forces me to pay a reissue fee and if at any time I had been pulled over I would have gone to jail. So I figure that if no one will help resolve this problem maybe a law suit will get some attention.
I have been on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to child support and honestly, taking away a persons Drivers License is detrimental at all cost. I pay for one and raise one. I have lost my license and it has put the child I raise in harms ways. I will be making another court date and hopefully get it back. However, since this latest incident, I have now lost my vehicle. I have lost jobs and so forth from the dealings set forth by CSS. I have been made out to be a criminal for having a child and that is wrong. "REFORM CHILD SUPPORT NOW!!!!!"
REFORM CHILD SUPPORT NOW!!!!
This has caused unnecessary hardship on my family multiple times with dcss unwilling to work with people and the high cost of living in California. The dcss system is a disgrace it has NOTHING to do with helping the children. I am not a father nor someone who is in that system yet it has had multiple negative effects on my family with no benefit to the child in the system. They claim to want payment but then they do this to prevent work for those are trying to abide and provide.
How the hell are people suppose to get a good job with a suspended license.
These laws and policies are ridiculous, an abuse, and counterproductive, but that doesn't stop douche-bag politicians from grandstanding and getting "hero" points at the expense of others--because that's just what they do.
I got a a ticket in 2003/2010 no longer have the car and my license was suspended for a insurance card and register.I take of elderly people I drive need my jobs back so I can pay off the ticket. Citrus Heights,California
Trying to get a good paying job that requires a valid DL. I spoke with the recruiter and was told that I need to get it squared away with before I am given an offer. Called CA DCSS and was told that they will release my license and notify CA DMV that day once I pay the amount they demand, but CA DMV takes about 1 to 2 weeks to process. How that is possible I do not know. Isn't every thing electronic or does some ******* actually have to click some tabs on a screen to make it go through. I'm so worried because I have been out of work for 1.5 years and this is my best chance to fix my situation. I've been struggling for a while and I don't want to keep living like this. I paid my support and taxes on time when I could afford it and even when I couldn't. I'm paying money to a kid I don't see or know and his mother whom I have not spoken with in 5 years in any regard what so ever.
I'm the father of a 6 year old boy with 100% physical and 100% legal custody. The mother refuses to see the child. Just recently I found out I am the father of her youngest son 3 she has 100% physical and 100% legal custody of the 4 year old. I was ordered to pay 8,000 in back support immediately and I am unable to do so. My license has been suspended and my wages are being garnished for 897.00 plus day care and medical cost. Because child support will only award one parent custodial status they have chosen the mother. We are currently both custodial parents and non-custodial parents equally. I am in the process of building a relationship with the 3 year old boy with the help of attorneys and a therapist but the law is not on my side in Santa Clara County. Help, please email me at ryclientmatt@gmail.com
Who came up with this bright*****law, its so stupid how can a man work if his license is suspended. Its so simple how can he pay, this law needs to be revoked or revised, money hungry ****ing pigs. This is a scam to scam money produce more homeless and keep the prisons in motion..

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