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Does back child support affect professional licenses?

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2023 | Professional Disciplinary Defense

If you have a professional license, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with various situations that could result in the suspension or revocation of your license. For example, if someone files a complaint against you or you face criminal charges, this could jeopardize your license. In addition, it is important to recognize that failing to pay child support you owe could interfere with your professional license.

For some parents, losing a professional license over back child support can lead to a series of financial problems, and it is vital to stay current and safeguard your license.

Can Child Support Services suspend professional licenses?

According to Colorado’s Child Support Services, parents who fail to pay child support could face the suspension of a professional license or occupational license. The state can also suspend recreational licenses and driver’s licenses due to unpaid child support. When it comes to reinstatement, the process varies depending on the type of license suspended.

How could license suspension affect you?

Whether you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, architect, engineer or employed in any other field as a licensed professional, it is pivotal to understand the potential impact of license suspension. Losing your license could make it even harder to pay child support and take care of other financial responsibilities. In addition, you could deal with a damaged reputation and face difficulties with respect to license reinstatement.

If you face the threat of professional license suspension due to back child support or any other reason, make sure you have a clear understanding of the options in front of you.