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Visitation and child support are totally different matters

Parents usually want to take care of their children and spend as much time with them as possible. When your child is at the center of a child custody case, you might find the situation very difficult to deal with because you can't spend as much time as you want with your child.

There are some child custody cases that are contentious. These cases make it even harder for you because the child's other parent might not be willing to work with you on child custody matters. In some cases, the other parent might opt to do things just to make your life more difficult.

We know that you never thought that having a child would lead to this type of situation. You should think carefully about how you handle the situation. One thing to remember is that if you are supposed to pay child support, you should continue to do so even if the other parent is keeping your child away from you.

Child support and visitation are different matters, so the other parent shouldn't keep your child from you because of child support matters and you shouldn't stop paying in an effort to force your ex to let you see your child.

Ultimately, you need to turn to the court system to get things hashed out when you have issues with your ex regarding child custody. Whether you can work out the matters through mediation or if you have to go through a trial, we can help you learn your options and make a plan about how to move forward so you can start spending more time with your child.

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