Las Vegas, NV asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Nevada

Q: Why do I have to pay child support if I take care of my children I get them everything they need but I can't see them.

He is abusive and won't let me see my children but I provide everything and he doesn't buy them anything because I have already provided it. So why do I still have to pay child support

1 Lawyer Answer
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Parent's have a responsibility to take care of their children's basic needs, such as housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transportation, etc Child support payments are ordered from the court as a way for parent's to meet the child's basic needs. The receiving parent does not have to itemize how this money is being appropriated so long as the child's needs are being met.

Child support and visitation/custody are two different issues. A parent cannot withhold visitations from the other parent for lack of child support payments. You might want to discuss your situation with an attorney to be sure that your rights to custody of your children are being legally represented.

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