does a father not have to pay child support until the judge orders it?

tv Asked: does a father not have to pay child support until the judge orders it?

does a father not have to pay child support until the judge orders itand if the father is not paying anything can the mother get in trouble for not allowing visitation while waiting for the divorce to start.(divorce is in early stages in California)

Answers:

Sienna Answered:
Correct. The father does not have to pay child support. But it is a criminal offence – child abuse – if the mother doesn't "allow visitation" because the children are not pawns to be manipulated by her as a way of getting money.



lola Answered:
No, until there is a support order in place, the father is not obligated to make payments to the mother.Once ordered to pay support, the father may also be ordered to make up payments, from the time the parents ceased living together.

Until a visitation order is in place, the custodial parent is not obligated to allow visitation by the other parent.Once the visitation order is set out, both parents must abide by it.



Adam Answered:
I can't add anything to that the previous 2 comments were right on the money.



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