Q: Can a mother refuse to let the father see his kids without her present?
The father pays child support but the court did not set a visitation schedule due to the mother not showing up for court. She will let him see the kids but only when she wants and she has to be there the whole time. He can't even take the kids out to the park or do anything with them. She only let's him see them for an hour and then rushes them back.
A: If the mother and father are not married, and a court has not granted father parental rights or visitation, then the mother has sole legal custody and can prohibit contact with the father. Payment of child support is a separate issue. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you.
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