Can My Ex Not Let Me See My Kids If I’m Not Paying Support? Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer David Pisarra explains that Support and Visitation are SEPARATE issues. The ex should not be withholding visits over money you owe.

Are you wondering if your ex can withhold visitation because you’re behind in your child support? Let me help you with that question. My name is David Pisarra, I’m with the short answer is No. Because Child Custody and Child Support are in theory separate issues that are not supposed to infringe on each other.

Your ex cannot withhold your court ordered visitation if you are behind in your child support. Doesn’t matter if you’re behind a day, a week, five years. the point is that you have a court order that says you are supposed to see your child on whatever the days are. that is a court order that she must abide by. That’s a separate issue from whether or not you’re supposed to be paying child support. IF you’re supposed to be paying child support, whether or not you’ve had a loss of your job, a drop in your income is not relevant to whether or not you’re supposed to pay child support. If there’s a court order for you to pay X amount of dollars per month you must pay that. If you need to go in and have that changed because of you’ve suffered a drop in your income or the loss of a job, you have to go in and start doing that process, but that’s a separate issue from whether or not your ex can withhold your opportunity to have a relationship with your child. Why do I tell you all this? Because I answer questions like this on a regular basis. Please feel free to check out our website, read my blog, read my books, watch the other videos and if you still have questions, feel free to give me a call, I’m more than happy to talk to you. Take care and remember a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake will get you through just about everything.

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