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Question: Is it illegal for a mother to hold her child financially hostage from the father? ex: “you can see your child but you have to pay me $650 to see him”
Answer: The term "illegal" implies a crime has been committed, That being said, conditioning child visitation on the payment of child support may not be a crime under the Arizona criminal code,but it is prohibited by the court. The Arizona courts take the position that child support and visitation (parenting time) are totally separate issues. Time with a child may not be used as leverage by one parent to force the other to pay support. In fact, a judge may impose severe penalties on any parent who withholds court ordered parenting time. Using this tactic can get you in big trouble.
Is it illegal for a mother to hold her child financially hostage from the father? ex: “you can see your child but you have to pay me $650 to see him”
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State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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