Suspension of Driver’s License for Non-Payment of Child Support
In Florida your driver’s license can be suspended indefinitely for non-payment of child support, failure to comply with a subpoena, order to appear, order to show cause, or similar order. The Department of Revenue will notify the DHSMV and your license will be suspended as will the registration on any vehicle you own. See Fla. Stat. 322.058.
Getting Your License Back
If your license is suspended contact a Fort Pierce family law attorney at Dadan Law Firm. We can help you get your license back and set aside the suspension.
Under Florida Statute 322.058, the DHSMV must reinstate the driving privilege and allow registration of a motor vehicle when the DOR, depository or clerk of the court in non-DOR case provides to the DHSMV an affidavit stating the following:
- The person paid the delinquency;
- The person has reached a written agreement for payment with the DOR agency or the oblige in the non DOR case.
- A court has entered an order granting relief to the obligor ordering the reinstatement of the license and motor vehicle registration; or
- The persona has complied with the subpoena, order to appear, order to show cause or similar order.
Contesting Delinquency Action
You can file a petition to contest a delinquency action. You will need to file a notice of hearing and attend said hearing to determine if you were delinquent. If the DOR issued the suspension they must be made a party to the action. You must send a copy of your petition to their office. Hire a Fort pierce family law attorney to fight your battle and get your license back.
Initiating the Reinstatement Process
In order to reinstate a driver’s license after being suspended for being delinquent in child support, the individual must present an affidavit form # DHSMV 73986, issued from the child support agency depository or clerk of the court. The Affidavit must be dated within 30 days of the reinstatement to be honored.
When an obligor is 15 days delinquent making a payment in support or failure to comply with a subpoena, order to appear, order to show cause. Or similar order in a DOR case. Notice must be sent via U.S. mail to of the intent to suspend by regular U.S. mail that is posted to the obligor’s last address of record with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If it’s a non DOR related case, the clerk of the court must provide notice of the delinquency and the intent to suspend by regular United States mail that is posted to the obligor’s last address of record with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. See Fla. Stat. 61.13016.
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Contact an experienced Fort Pierce family law attorney to help you fight your driver’s license suspension. Driving is a privilege, and your privilege can easily be suspended for failure to meet your support obligations, failure to comply with a court order and/or subpoena. We have the tools to help you navigate the legal system and get your license back or prevent it from being taken.