Legally, I believe yes unless he has signed away rights to them. If she is keeping them from him, it may be for good reason. If it's not, then he can fight to have things changed. Either way, he will still have to pay. If he chose to have children or chose to have unprotected sex, then he should help raise them. Ideally, he would have access to them, but sometimes mothers over do it on the protection.

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I disagree, respectfully

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Yes because they still need clothes, food etc!!!!!!!

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THIS IS NEW YORK'S RULE- BUT YOU MUST GO TO COURT<br />
When it appears to the satisfaction of the<br />
court that a custodial parent receiving alimony or maintenance pursuant<br />
to an order, judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction has<br />
wrongfully interfered with or withheld visitation rights provided by<br />
such order, judgment or decree, the court, in its discretion, may<br />
suspend such payments or cancel any arrears that may have accrued during<br />
the time that visitation rights have been or are being interfered with<br />
or withheld. Nothing in this section shall constitute a defense in any<br />
court to an application to enforce payment of child support or grounds<br />
for the cancellation of arrears for child support.<br />
MAYBE YOUR JURISDICTION HAS A SIMILIAR PROVISION

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Two different issues - access and maintenance. It is easy to confuse and commingle the two, but they are separate. Lets start with the maintenance. The father is responsible for his children's welfare; period. Whether he has access or not, he is responsible for making sure his children have food, clothes, and shelter; if it is humanly possible for him to do so. To say that a quarrel with his ex gives him the right to abandon his children is wrong and immoral. It is punishing the children for the mother's actions.<br />
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Access to the children is an issue filled with qualifiers. Is he a convicted violent felon? Did he physically assault his wife while they were married? Is he a convicted *********? A druggy? ... All those issues affect whether he should have access, what kind, and how restricted. (The same applies to a mother who is violent, abusive, addicted, ...)<br />
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Assuming he is a decent and responsible father, "Joe Average," he should have reasonable access to his children. If the woman refuses solely for the purpose of hurting him because of the divorce, she should lose primary custody. If she has good cause to withhold the children, she needs to take it up with the divorce court.<br />
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My Opinion.

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Under what circumstances does one parent get to deny the other parent access... courts can do it.. but NOT the other parent.

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He should want to I think to make sure his kids are taken care of.

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i would say no..but then im anti mantance any way..but it would depend why he cant get access, is he violent ? Sadly the family court service in most counties is badly flawed and very unjust. But as the only way to change it is by politicians, who couldnt care less, we all have no choice, but accept the court rule

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Question is why should they prevent him from having access to them? I saw more cases in which women were trembling because their former mates were violent and they still had to let them see the kids alone. Most women would rather get some help to raise the kids.

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Unfortunately the court gets to decide that, and not us. If you want to go to court to stop the maintenance payments, the lawyers would be more than happy to take a retainer on it.

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*lol

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