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Looking at the penalties for failing to pay child support

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2022 | Firm News

If you currently owe unpaid child support and worry about what could happen, or you are afraid that you will soon find yourself in this position, it is crucial to explore all of your options. Some non-custodial parents who owe support can modify their child support order, while others benefit from setting up a payment plan.

Regardless of the unique details surrounding your financial circumstances and your child support case, it is important to understand the various ways in which back child support could impact your life.

Unpaid child support and license revocation

According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, if you fail to pay child support you could have your driver’s license suspended. This could prevent you from carrying out your job duties or taking care of other important responsibilities. In addition, unpaid child support can result in the suspension of professional as well as recreational licenses, and you could also lose your passport privileges.

Other penalties for falling behind on child support

In addition to losing your license, you could face the interception of your federal and state tax refunds and the government could also seize your financial assets. Some parents have to pay interest, have their names reported to credit bureaus and have a hold placed on student grants. In fact, failing to pay child support can lead to contempt of court charges, which can lead to serious repercussions.

If you currently face any of these penalties or you worry that these challenges are around the corner, do not waste any time with respect to addressing your back child support.