If the father is paying child support but isn’t getting visitation right, will the agreed child support go up? Basically, the mother agreed to do visitation and is now changing her mind. Could go to court, but the father has other children that he takes care of. He wants rights but doesn’t want to fight it. He fought to get the DNA which led to him having to pay child support. The mother will act like she is agreement one day then change her mind and make up rules the next. Can child support go up if he doesn’t have a part of her life?
This is a loaded question.
All ill say is depends on your state, circumstance and talk to a lawyer.
That is absolutely sad and yes from every situation I’ve seen with child support the father still has to pay the support regardless of seeing the child
Not unless it’s 50/50 visitation. I would get a court order if you want to see the child. Make it in writing that you get the child said days a month if she goes against it you have the upper hand. She can’t just flip on you and stop your visitation.
She would have to admit that she isn’t allowing agreed upon visitation which won’t work in her favor. It shouldn’t be adjusted unless either parent goes back to court to request it. Typically custody and child support are two separate issues.
It goes by the numbereth of child. Ie is child 1st 2nd 3rd 4th… child support is based on his yearly gross income
Sounds like everything needs to be legal with the courts, both child support and visitation. If she doesnt hold up to her agreement on visitation she could be held in contempt. Just because a man doesnt see his child doesnt automatically mean child support will increase. Theres lots of factors that go into the amount of child support.
Whatever is in the court agreement stands. Paying child support does not equate to visitation time. they don’t truly want it if they won’t fight for time. All laws are posted online and it’s not rocket science to do it without a lawyer so unless they’re just lazy, they should just fight it instead of relying on a verbal agreement.
Way too much to consider in some states. The fact he’s not willing to fight for his child says a lot in itself
I think it depends on the state. But it should be based off his income.
I’m confused about what you’re meaning. And it may be different in every state. Are you asking if the baby momma decides she doesn’t want him to have visitation, will he pay less in child support because he doesn’t see the child? Because no. But also, she probably doesn’t get to make the call. And if a judge thinks dad is fit to have visitation then the mom doesn’t have much of a choice Mom could request supervised visitation, would be up to the judge. But I think (think, I really don’t know for sure) that across the board in all states, child support is based on the income he brings home and if he’s paying on any other children they factor that in. I don’t think any state would lower child support because he doesn’t physically see the child more often or not. Absolutely agree with a previous poster, this is a talk for an attorney in your state for sure.
“He wants rights but doesn’t want to fight”
It’s based off him income regardless of if he is a real dad or a deadbeat who makes excuses
This is a whole hot mess Because there’s a lot unanswered, but it sounds like things need to be done through the court if they’re already not. Child support is usually based off of income and how many children are involved but is going to be different in every state. If mom and dad just have a verbal agreement for x amount and you go to court the amount could very well change. Talk to a local lawyer or legal aid and get things done officially
He WANTS rights, but doesn’t want to fight it?
I’m confused… the father isn’t getting the kid because the mother changed her mind on visitation? Lol she can’t decide if he gets visitation the courts do. And from my understanding child support is based on income not visitations.
In my state, it doesn’t matter if he sees the child or not… he still has to pay.
Wants rights but doesn’t want to put up a fight? And is more worried about child support going up than anything?
He can file contempt of court with zero money sounds like a cop out to just say I don’t have the money so whatever
In Canada, they go by what the father makes and it doesn’t matter if the father is in the child’s life or not. My son’s father was wanting to relinquish his right’s but couldn’t. He’s paying $900 a month and has nothing to with his son. He’s never met him and he’s 8.