No. By law, the two things are totally unrelated. Child support is an obligation of the parent who’s ordered to pay it, and it has nothing to do with the conduct of the parent who receives the child support. The lack of parenting time or a lack of what we used to called visitation does not excuse the payment of child support.
Chuck Roberts is family lawyer at Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC, one of the largest law firms in DuPage County, Illinois.