California Child Support suspension of drivers license law

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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.
This is why so many young men are in jail now. They have given up on getting their license back
My license is set to be suspended on 12/18/13 for not keeping up with my total child support payments every month, the balance is $1300. My sons mother and her high dollar attorney, that her husband pays for, refuses to sign the modified orders that will keep me from having to pay for half our sons preschool each month, which I'm ordered to pay $100 extra on top of my child support each month. Did I mention our son hasn't been in preschool since May 2013! I now need to go into DCSS on my own since I don't have the money for an attorney, Not to mention the mother doesn't work, drives a new Mercedes, and oh yeah I have 48% physical custody which I spent all my money in family court to get.

Our system is a joke and our government and the family court racket is to blame!
My license is set to be suspended on 12/18/13 for not keeping up with my total child support payments every month, the balance is $1300. My sons mother and her high dollar attorney, that her husband pays for, refuses to sign the modified orders that will keep me from having to pay for half our sons preschool each month, which I'm ordered to pay $100 extra on top of my child support each month. Did I mention our son hasn't been in preschool since May 2013! I now need to go into DCSS on my own since I don't have the money for an attorney, Not to mention the mother doesn't work, drives a new Mercedes, and oh yeah I have 48% physical custody which I spent all my money in family court to get.

Our system is a joke and our government and the family court racket is to blame!
My husband was unemployed for a couple years causing him to accumulate quite a bit of debt in child support. Now he is trying to obtain a professional license so that he can work to support our family but due to the past due child support, he license is set to suspended in 150 days if he does not pay thousands of dollars in past due support. This law makes absolutely zero sense, if one cannot work then they cannot make payments. If they have no drivers license then they cannot get to work to even be able to make income to make payments. This law us retarded and every way you look at it & is designed to put you in morr debt plus interest.
My husband was unemployed for a couple years causing him to accumulate quite a bit of debt in child support. Now he is trying to obtain a professional license so that he can work to support our family but due to the past due child support, he license is set to suspended in 150 days if he does not pay thousands of dollars in past due support. This law makes absolutely zero sense, if one cannot work then they cannot make payments. If they have no drivers license then they cannot get to work to even be able to make income to make payments. This law us retarded and every way you look at it & is designed to put you in morr debt plus interest.
My ex got an illegal support order that is over 100% of my taxable income. Helped by a very bias female Judge "Tara M. Desautels". Despite the fact my X is facing nearly 50 counts of contempt of court for violating custody orders...I'm still gonna loose my license while I have to appeal the illegal decision!!!! Justice? I think not. No real penalty for mothers that are gatekeeper parents!!!!
i don't understand how i have my kids 7 days out of every two weeks and I'm paying child support as a college student and my sons mother is just collecting while she has a good job.
I lost my job in May of 2013. During my 8 years there I paid my support on time and ensured my daughter had medical/dental/vision, which by the way her mother never used. Then i lost my job. I've been searching with no real luck but am looking at obtaining a job as a city bus driver. Chances look good, but now I'm told that because I'm 800.00 behind on support my license will be suspended. How is this supposed to make things better for me. If I lose my license and the city looking to hire me catches wind of it, I'm out of contention for a good job that will bendfit all parties invloved..... this law is bogus.
I lost my job in May of 2013. During my 8 years there I paid my support on time and ensured my daughter had medical/dental/vision, which by the way her mother never used. Then i lost my job. I've been searching with no real luck but am looking at obtaining a job as a city bus driver. Chances look good, but now I'm told that because I'm 800.00 behind on support my license will be suspended. How is this supposed to make things better for me. If I lose my license and the city looking to hire me catches wind of it, I'm out of contention for a good job that will bendfit all parties invloved..... this law is bogus.
I am a 28 year old father that is struggling to pay my child support, I owe over $4500 total, I loss my job, License is suspended and I am currently trying to find work and staying positive, not being able to see my 5 year old son because he's so far away is really painful to take, its almost like no one cares about us good dads out here or about the us being in our children's life its all about the money these days. To all the good dads out there stay strong n positive regardless of how messed up this system is our kids needs us!
Please try to put yourselves in our shoes, I can promise that my life is next to nothing partly because of this law.
Please try to put yourselves in our shoes, I can promise that my life is next to nothing partly because of this law.
How do you expect some people who have driving jobs to have the career choice if they get the license taken away. I know child support needs to be paid but some drivers who get the license taken away can't do the job. What I'm trying to say is suspending the driver liscene is a stupid idea.
A FRIEND OF MINE CANT GET A DECEDENT JOB BECAUSE HE CANT HAVE HIS LICENSE BECAUSE OF ARREARS CHILD SUPPORT EVEN THOUGH THE CHILDREN ARE ALL GROWN NOW HAVE CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN. I UNDERSTAND THE MOTHERS NEEDED THE HELP AT THE TIME AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO PAY THE MONEY BACK THEY ALL RECEIVED THE MONEY TO CARE FOR THE CHILDREN, BUT LET THE MAN OR WOMAN FIND WORK WITH ONE OF THE QUALIFICATIONS ON JOBS IS TO HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. I AM JUST SAYING NOT FAIR. RELEASE THE LICENSE.
Parental rights are inherent and cannot be turned into a privilage by any state agency and charged a tax or fee for. The state of CA is out of its jurisdiction and will be held accountable unless this law is repealed.
I think is rediculos to do something like that to anyone so I do not agree on this law I was a single mother for many years before I got married and I never wished for my son's father any bad if you want this guys to work and pay child support let them drive to their work places it just doesnt make sense....
My bf can't find a job because his lic is suspended. How can he provide for his 2 sons that way? And he can't pick them up either. Its up to the moms to drop them off or he has to find rides ...not fair
This law is ludicrous. People who are at least trying to pay something and fall behind are losing their privilege to drive. This isn't right.
This law is ludicrous. People who are at least trying to pay something and fall behind are losing their privilege to drive. This isn't right.
suspension for class a driver license is a joke. how is a dad suppose pay child support if they take away his only means for work
suspension for class a driver license is a joke. how is a dad suppose pay child support if they take away his only means for work
Quite franky, this law is disgusting and in-humane. Fathers have feelings too and they should have more than 150 days to learn how to deal with the fact the mother just wants a pay check. The government should appoint lawyers for these cases and make sure that it's about family first and not money. Things like this destroy people, from the father, to the child to the mother as well, they just don't see it. Our country needs more reality about life and less about greed. A reason to leave the USA, I think so!!!!!! At this point, I rather take the bus than deal with greedy mothers and an inhumane government. The mother should decide about the license, but after 3 years of no support.
I can not work without a license and have a family to support. The law needs to be changed now.
Suspension of driver's license should be stopped due to the lack of response of the Child Support department and causing undue separation from jobs due to license suspension

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