University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Wright v. Family Support Division"
Date Mar 4, 2019
Author Equal Justice Under Law
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Abstract In Missouri, the Family Support Division (FSD) has made the inability to complete childcare payments the first step in a downward spiral of criminal culpability. The FSD has the authority to suspend the driver’s license of any person who owes at least three months’ worth of child support payments or at least $2,500, whichever is less. While designed to coerce support out of non-custodial parents, this punishment, when enforced against parents who are struggling financially, makes it more likely that payments will be missed.

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case Wright v. Family Support Division (CJ-MO-0025)

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