Following the end of your marriage, you could have many issues to address, especially if you have a high net worth. Whether you have to pay spousal support, struggle with the impact of how the court divided marital property or have significant child support obligations, it is essential to have a clear understanding of your duties as well as your options.
Some parents struggle to pay child support on time, which can lead to serious penalties. For example, you could lose your driving privileges and other licenses as well.
When does the state suspend licenses due to back support?
The Attorney General of Texas covers license suspension as a result of unpaid child support. According to their site, the Office of the Attorney General suspends driver’s licenses belonging to non-custodial parents who owe at least three months’ worth of back child support, so long as they have had the chance to make payments through a court-ordered repayment schedule and have failed to do so.
Does the state suspend other licenses over back support?
In addition to the suspension of your driver’s license, you could face the suspension of your professional license or a license involving your business. Furthermore, the state could take away a permit or license you have to hunt, fish or take part in any regulated activity.
If you have already fallen behind, you have to set up a payment agreement and start paying what you owe to avoid the loss of your license(s). If you struggle to pay child support due to major financial changes, such as job loss, modifying your order could help you avoid license suspension and other penalties.