We are often asked “Do I have to pay child support if I can’t see my kids in San Diego?” It is important not to stop paying Court ordered child support regardless of the circumstances. The failure to pay child support can result in a host of big problems such as losing your driver’s license, wage garnishment, a levy on your bank account, and even a denial of a passport and bad credit.
Why do I have to pay child support if I can’t see my kids during or after a divorce in San Diego? The support of a child is the legal duty of any child. California Family Law (and every state in the US) holds parents to a strong legal duty to provide for each child’s needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education and healthcare.
The question of denial of access to the child is the real issue at the heart of this question. Conflicts between co-parents are obviously quite common here in San Diego and across California. However, just as the denial to see a child is not a reason to stop child support payments, a missed payment is no legal reason to deny access to a child. Child custody and parenting time orders are just as serious.
If your co-parent is not allowing you to see your child(ren) you need the proven, experienced advice and counsel of the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq. We will answer all questions, including “why do I have to pay child support if I can’t see my kids in San Diego?” Attempts by a co-parent to deny access or visitation with your child can actually result in the loss of their own parenting privileges. If you are having any challenges seeing a child during or after a divorce we invite you to protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.