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You Could Lose Your Professional License for Failure to Pay Child Support in Illinois

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IL license defense lawyerIllinois takes nonpayment of court-ordered child support very seriously. In an effort to encourage parents to stay compliant with child support orders, Illinois has enacted several “punishments” for non-paying parents. Parents who do not pay child support can face wage garnishment, property liens, and the suspension or revocation of their licenses. A parent who is in child support arrears can lose their driver’s license, hunting or fishing license, occupational license, and even their professional license.

Illinois Can Suspend Your Professional License After a 30-Day Delinquency

You might assume that only egregious nonpayment of child support can result in a license suspension or revocation. However, Illinois law states that even a 30-day delinquency is enough to prompt a professional license suspension. When a delinquent parent receives a notice about past-due child support, he or she has 60 days to pay current and past-due child support. The parent also has a 45-day window to request a hearing to contest the notice. If the parent fails to become current with child support, he or she is considered delinquent and is in danger of losing his or her licenses.

Professional Medical License Suspension or Revocation is Possible

When a person loses his or her fishing license, they simply lose access to legally enjoy their hobby. Losing a professional license, on the other hand, is a completely different situation. Without a valid professional license, you may not be able to legally continue doing your job. Failure to pay child support can result in the suspension or revocation of your:

  • Medical license
  • Nurse license
  • Pharmacist license
  • Clinical psychologist license
  • Social worker license
  • Physical therapy license
  • Chiropractor license
  • Dentist license

If you are facing license suspension, it is imperative that you take steps now to rectify the situation before it gets worse. Contact a license defense attorney to learn how to protect your professional license.

Contact an Illinois License Defense Attorney

Losing your professional license could cost you your career. If you have been contacted by a licensing board regarding nonpayment of child support, do not hesitate to take action. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we know just how devastating it can be to have your professional license suspended or revoked. That is why we work tirelessly to help professionals get their licenses reinstated as soon as possible. To speak with an experienced Illinois license defense lawyer about your situation, call us at 630-310-1267 and schedule a confidential consultation today.

 

Sources:

http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/license-restrictions-for-failure-to-pay-child-support.aspx

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=000501000HArt%2E+10&ActID=83&ChapterID=2&SeqStart=6400000&SeqEnd=8100000

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