Child support has been a source of tension for many divorced couples for years and years. It’s very rare that both parties are satisfied with child support payments, often because the payer believes they are paying too much, and the receiver believes that they are entitled to more. As a society, we could continue to talk about how the courts do their best to ensure that child support is fair to both parties, but the state of Georgia has recently decided to take more assertive action.
Thanks to cooperation between Georgia’s Department of Driver Services and the State Department of Human Services, parents who fail to make their child support payments could now lose their driver’s licenses. Many have already begun receiving notices that their licenses will be suspended as early as Aug. 20 if they don’t make their payments. The director of Georgia’s Child Support Division claims that the incentive already seems to be having an effect.