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Deadbeat Parents’ Privileges Can Be Suspended

Posted by familydynamics on January 6, 2008

The state of Illinois has a variety of ways to force parents to pay child support. In recent years, state legislation has cracked down on so-called deadbeat dads and moms who don’t pay up.

According to Becky Jenkins of the Pike County circuit clerk’s office that oversees collection of child support in Pike County, there are more than 700 child support cases on record locally. A printout of those cases with balances due, shows a significant amount of those in arrears, some in amounts totaling several thousand dollars.

The State of Illinois has been passing legislation to get children the financial help they deserve. There is a new law that went into effect in October of this year that gives them the power to suspend the driver’s license of a deadbeat parent. The new law allows the Department of Human and Family Services to issue a letter to the violator and gives them a time to come into compliance, to either become current or enter into a payment arrangement. If they don’t, DHFS can issue a notice to to suspend their license until it’s paid. A court order is no longer required.Hunting and fishing licenses may also be denied if a parent is more than $1,000 delinquent.


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Are You A Deadbeat Parent?

Posted by familydynamics on December 30, 2007

If you are a deadbeat parent, in the State of Wisconsin, you could be soon outed.

Deadbeat parents could face public shaming on the Internet under legislation a Fox Valley lawmaker plans to introduce in January.

State Rep. Steve Wieckert, R-Appleton, said the state needs to post online the names of people behind on child support payments, just as it does with delinquent taxpayers.

More than 100,000 people who owe at least $500 in child support could face listing under the plan, which aims to get people to pay up.

Do you think this is a good idea? After all, our children should be our first priority.

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