Each parent has the duty to financially and emotionally support his or her child. Each parent is presumed to possess the right to custody or visitation. If the parents cannot agree, custody, child support and visitation will be decided by a court and both parties must obey the court order. In other words, a parent cannot refuse to pay support because the other parent is refusing visitation and vice versa.
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