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If my ex-spouse doesn't let me have visitation, can I withhold child support?

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Question: If my ex-spouse doesn't let me have visitation, can I withhold child support?
Answer: This is one of the biggest complaints of non-custodial fathers. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Child support payments and visitation are considered by the law to be totally separate issues. If your ex is not living up to the custody decree by providing visitation as required, you will need to go back to court to enforce the court order. You have an obligation to financially support your children, regardless of any visitation issues.

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