Attacbing my license to child support is a sore subject for me. My hubby and I are still together and we have four kids - one of which is in permanent foster care as she gets violent and beats the %^&( out of me. We were assessed child support to the tune of 17% of our gross income, but told by the judge that we only had to pay half of that amount, but continue paying after foster care was over, until we had payed the entire amount.
You would have thought we were the biggest deadbeats that ever lived. We paid what the judge told us to pay, got nasty letters from the state on a regular basis and told not to worry about them. Then we got our federal and state income tax refunds intercepted. Then we got a nasty letter saying we weren't eligable for a passport, we could appeal that decsion, but the only question to appeal was whether or not we were in arrears. If your in arrears up to a certain point, no passport, no matter what the judge told you to pay. Then we got another nasty letter that said if we didn't pay up they would put a lein on all of our property, car, house, land, etc...
Thank God we had a chunk of land that we had been trying to sell, it finally sold and we were able to repay the arrears and because we no longer have the mortgage on the land, can now pay the entire amount each month.
I can only imagine what would have happened when we applied for financial aide for my son to go to college in a year.
Please don't attach my license to child support - we got screwed over it even after doing what the judge told us to do.