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My ex is withholding visitation of my child after we previously

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My ex is withholding visitation of my child after we previously agreed on it and I got plane tickets. He lives in PA, and I live in MA. I have five or six questions about what my options are and what might happen regarding divorce, custody, visitation, living conditions for my child, and support.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.

1. Is there a present child custody/visitation order in place?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Well, we have no current agreement nor are we currently divorced. My son goes to school from his father (and grandparents) home. He told me he was moving back here shortly after I did, while we were separated and now its been almost two years. He was letting him visit and agreed to a six week visit this summer, I got plane tickets for them both and then he reneged. I will be filing for divorce and for joint custody so that I may have visitation. Normally in this situation I would also start paying child support. Right now, I am a homemaker. Whenever I do get legally divorced, I may get remarried. At that point, assuming I am a homemaker, can my ex go after my new husband for child support?

Good afternoon Sarah,

Your new husband and his income are not liable for and child support that the court might order you to pay. Child support is an individual debt, and your new husband's income is entirely safe.

You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.

I wish you the best in your future,


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