If one parent is withholding parenting time, can the other parent withhold child support?

By Leslie J. Shaw
December 28, 2017
If one parent is withholding parenting time, can the other parent withhold child support?

No. The rights of the children to be supported is different from the right of a parent to have access to a child. So, one cannot be bartered for or withheld for the other. A parent may have the opportunity to go to court and seek some orders regarding their support obligations if there is a withholding of visitation or parenting access, but a parent can't do that on their own.


Leslie Shaw practices family law in both California and Nevada, and has been involved in close to 1,000 family law matters largely involving litigation throughout his 40 year career. He is also a Certified Family Law Attorney, a status granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization. To learn more about Leslie and his practice, please visit www.ljslawoffice.com.

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December 28, 2017
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