License Restrictions For Not Paying Child Support

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In Illinois, if you are a non-custodial parent who is ordered to pay child support and fail to do so, your license may be suspended. This type of license suspension is indefinite and will remain this way until drivers contact the child support enforcement agency and satisfy all their requirements.

A driver’s license may be suspended for multiple reasons, including:

  • Having too many points on your Motor Vehicle Report
  • Being a frequent traffi offender
  • Being charged with a DUI / DWI
  • Failure to appear in court or pay court fees
  • Failure to pay  child support

How to get your drivers license back

If your license is suspended for not making child support payments, you may do a few things to  appeal the suspension and have your license reinstated.

Consider the following:

Resume making payments  

Work out a payments plan with the child support office for the past due payments. If you keep up with your payment plan, the office can notify the DMV to have your driver’s license reinstated.

Contact the child support office 

If you have a valid reason for not being able to make the mandatory payments, you can contact the child support office and explain your situation. You may be able to reinstate your license if you have proof of your hardships.

Apply for a restricted license

You may have your license reinstated even if there is no valid reason as to why you are not making your payments. The DMV may reinstate your license with restrictions. These restrictions typically only let drivers use their car of necessary trips including getting to and from work.