If a former spouse is not paying the child support they can be denied access to the children until payments are received

Child support and access are separate issues. The court takes a dim view of withholding access to children. Courts are concerned with the best interests of the children. This means two things: 

1.Courts are in favor of ensuring that children spend time with both of their parents unless there are strong reasons against doing so. 

2.Court will not deprive a child of visits with a parent even if that parent is not paying child support.

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