When parents separate, disputes surrounding child custody and visitation rights may occur. While both parents should ideally make decisions based on the best interests of their child, some parents can be unfit to care for a child for one reason or another. In an ideal situation, both parents would work together to work out a custody plan and agree on visitation rights for the non-custodial parent. However, when parents cannot put their personal feelings for each other aside or one parent has been proven to be incapable of taking proper care of a child, disputes will inevitably arise.
Additionally, when one parent has custody of a child, the non-custodial parent is often required to pay child support to the custodial parent. However, the amount agreed on at the time of separation may not be the amount that should be paid due to changing circumstances. What happens in such a scenario? Your best bet would be to seek the legal assistance of an experienced child support attorney.