In Florida, nonpayment of Child Support Can Equal No Driver’s License

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter, Attorney
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

0301-license_revoked.jpgFlorid child support payments are required by law and an order is established either through an action for divorce or paternity. If child support is not paid, the responsible party’s driver’s license can be suspended through the Division of Driver’s License (Department of Highways and Motor Vehicles). According to Florida Statutes, §322.058 suspension of a driver’s license can be done when the Division of Driver’s Licenses has notice that the responsible party failed to comply with the law.

Often, the suspension of a driver’s license will put pressure on the party responsible for paying child support and they will make efforts, to have their license reinstated.

If you are dealing with a family law matter involving child support, it is wise to get the advice of your rights and options from a qualified family law attorney.