Q: my son is 5 his mom is seeking back child support but was denying me from seeing him until i got v.r do i have to pay ?
I have message dated back from when i was trying to reach out and be in my son life but she wasn’t allowing me too i didn’t have any contact with unless she called me which was blocked and out the blue she totally cut me away from him I’m paying child support now but I’m currently in court cause she want back how can she receive back pay if you was neglecting them me from him
A: Child support and child custody are separate matters. You cannot withhold support if you are not seeing the child, and you cannot withhold the child if you are not receiving support. If there is a violation of either support or child custody, the correct procedure is to file a motion to show cause. In limited situations, you may be able to waive the arrears owed to one party upon a change in custody.
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