Should You Let An Ex Who Is Not Paying Child Support See The Child

Where Is The Money

In this day and time in society, there are many families that are broken up through divorce and break ups. Whenever kids are involved in those relationships that do not end up working out, the problems usually continue.

One problem that arises is one parent not paying child support and the other parent not allowing that parent to see the child anymore because of it. So with that being said, should you let an ex who is not paying child support see the child?

The simple answer is yes. I know many of you may disagree but hear me out for a second. Trust me when I say that I do understand that it is very expensive to raise a child. I have children of my own, so I know.

In one situation you may have a parent that fell on hard times and is financially unable to pay child support. That parent is still willing to spend time with the child but just does not have the money at the time to pay child support.

I do not think that the child should miss out on quality time with a parent just because money is not flowing in at the time. Child support and quality time with a child are two different things.

There are many kids out here whose parents are providing everything that they need financially but have no time to spend with them.

Now in the other situation you have a parent that has the ability to pay child support but for whatever reason refuses to pay. That is a tough situation. But even in that case, if the parent wants to spend time with the child, I think it should be allowed.

You should go through the legal process in order to get financial support for the child but that has nothing to do with that parent spending time with the child. Those are two separate situations.

It can be very frustrating knowing your ex can pay but refuses to.

When dealing with issues of co-parenting, if you remember one thing then it will usually work out in the end.  Every decision you make should be in the best interest of your child.

In order to co-parent effectively, it will take compromising on both parents. Swallow that pride and make it work for your child.

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