November. 5. 2021
6 men have their driver’s license suspended for non-payment of child support
|The file of the Ministry of Gender Equality and the Family / Korea Times|
By Lee Hyo-jin
Six divorced men who refused to pay child support expenses to the custodial parent were given a 100-day driver’s license suspension, according to the Department of Gender Equality and the Family.
The ministry said it had asked law enforcement authorities to issue the order to the individuals on Thursday. The suspension will be canceled upon payment of the unpaid child support costs.
This is the first such order to be imposed for delinquency in child support payments after the relevant laws were revised in July.
Under the revised law, those who fail to pay child support as a result of a court order can face up to one year in prison, fined up to 10 million won ( $ 8,550), a ban on foreign travel or a driver’s license suspension.
The government may also release their personal information, including name, age and occupation on the ministry’s website if it continues to withhold payment.
According to the ministry, the six men did not pay 15.1 million won, 34.4 million won, 50.4 million won, 65.2 million won, 69.6 million won and 120 million respectively. of won.
Among them, a man, who was only identified by his last name of Kim, paid 36 million won out of the total 65.2 million won he owed, after being informed that his license to driving would soon be suspended.
“This case shows that the newly introduced penalty against people who refuse to pay child support is having real effects. We will continue to strengthen monitoring and review relevant measures to improve the environment for single parents to raise children, “said an official with the gender equality ministry.