Does Massachusetts law allow a parent to withhold child support?
Additional information:If a parent refuses to allow the other parent visitation with the child, does the law allow a parent to withhold child support?
No, if a parent is denied court-ordered visitation, he or she does not have the right to withhold child support based on the inability to visit with the child. Similarly, if a parent refuses to pay child support, the custodial parent does not have the right to withhold court-ordered visitation. The parent seeking to enforce his or her rights under the court order must file the appropriate action with the probate court.
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