Copyright Articles 1996 - 2013 - All Rights Reserved

Minnesota criminal law, criminal defense, Divorce, custody, Lawyers

Child Support: Driver's License Suspension 


 General Info

About this Site


Ask-A-Lawyer: Questions


Business & Corporate Law

Minnesota Franchise Law

Freedom of Information Act


Criminal Defense Center

DWI Center


Minnesota Divorce

Collaborative Law


Estate Planning Center


Minnesota Juvenile Justice Center

Minnesota Lawyers  
Ofc. 612.240.8005  
Suite 700  
5775 Wayzata Boulevard  
St. Louis Park, MN 55416  



Imputing income to child support obligor in Minnesota

Suspending Driver's License for Child Support
suspending driver's license for support, lawyers

Minnesota statutes allow the state to suspend a person's driver's license if they fall behind on their child support payments more than three (3) months. The person who is suspended must receive a notice of the suspension and is entitled to a court hearing on the issue if they contest that suspension. 

To prevent a suspension, a child support obligor must enter into a payment arrangement with the child support enforcement office or an agreement that is accepted by the court. Often the retention of a lawyer can facilitate a payment arrangement that is acceptable to the court.  If the driver fails to provide a compelling reason for reinstatement, they may not reapply for reinstatement for a 12 month period.

The statute codifying this law is Minnesota Statutes Section 518A.65 which is provided in pertinent part below:


Upon motion of an obligee, which has been properly served on the obligor and upon which there has been an opportunity for hearing, if a court finds that the obligor has been or may be issued a driver's license by the commissioner of public safety and the obligor is in arrears in court-ordered child support or maintenance payments, or both, in an amount equal to or greater than three times the obligor's total monthly support and maintenance payments and is not in compliance with a written payment agreement that is approved by the court, a child support magistrate, or the public authority, the court shall order the commissioner of  public safety to suspend the obligor's driver's license. The court's order must be stayed for 90 days in order to allow the obligor to execute a written payment agreement pursuant to section 518A.69.

Often, with the assistance of attorney, it is possible to reach a repayment agreement for child support arrears that is palatable to all parties and would result in a reinstatement of the driver's license.

Call (612) 240-8005 for a consultation on getting your license back.

Call (612) 240-8005

Minnesota Divorce Institute

Divorce Bulletin Board
Ask a question or review postings on our Family Law Bulletin Board

Divorce Forms
A comprehensive listing of divorce and divorce related forms for all states

Divorce Book Store
Review Books on Winning Custody, Child Support, Property

Divorce Links
Review links to Divorce and Family Law Resources including Men's and Women's Rights

Career Center: Find a job or post a job. Prepare a resume or have yours reviewed.

Financial Center
refinance, repair credit, acquire a credit report or apply for a credit card in our Financial Center. Click Here.

Business Links
Find a Minnesota business or a Minnesota business professional. Click Here.


About this Site  |  Ask-A-Lawyer: Questions  |  Business & Corporate Law  |  Minnesota Franchise Law  |  Freedom of Information Act  |  Criminal Defense Center  |  DWI Center  |  Minnesota Divorce  |  Collaborative Law  |  Estate Planning Center  |  Minnesota Juvenile Justice Center


Any information contained on this site is general in nature. You should not rely on any articles, postings or other information on these pages as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. If you are in need of legal advice concerning a particular matter, you are encouraged to contact an attorney in your state.

Any Lawyers referred have indicated the geographic area and the areas of law in which they will accept referrals. This site makes no investigation into the referral attorney's particular abilities to handle the Client's legal matter. Before employing the attorney, the Client should interview the attorney and make whatever investigation the Client feels is appropriate into the attorney's qualifications to handle the Client's legal matter.

Minnesota Lawyers

Sign In

 Sign In