Child Support and Student Loan
The Secretary of State’s office has the authority to suspend the
professional licenses (i.e. dentists, engineers, used car dealers,
cosmetologists, stock brokers, etc.) of those individuals who are delinquent in
paying their court-ordered child support. Through this program, the Secretary of
State’s office has collected millions of dollars in past due support. This
authority does not extend to professionals who receive licensure through other
agencies. For example, other state agencies have the ability to suspend
drivers’ licenses when child support is owed.
To utilize this
program, a parent must work through the Child Support Enforcement offices of the
Department of Human Resources. If the Child Support Enforcement offices are
in possession of your records of child support obligations, a match is made by
computer with the Secretary of State’s list of licensed professionals. The
parent who owes child support is then notified and given a short time to make
arrangements for payment.
If you need to
reach the Child Support Recovery offices, please call the Customer Service
number at 1-800-227-7993. Once you hear a recording, you can press “0”
to speak to a live customer service representative. You can also fax information
to the Department of Human Resources
at 404-463-7351. Once your child’s support orders are on the Department
of Human Resources computer system, they will
be automatically matched against the Secretary of State’s system.