Updating or correcting your Massachusetts child support does not make you less of a father or mother; it just means you'll have more money to spend on your child in different ways. The child support guidelines have a formula that is based on a number of factors. And if your child support is too high or calculated incorrectly, you are actually doing your child a disservice. The entire point of child support is that it's supposed to make sure that your child is comfortable and, well, supported wherever they may be. If you're paying child support above and beyond the guidelines, then you cannot support your child the way that they require when they visit with you. To that end, here are some things to consider.
Deadbeat parents in Massachusetts left a trail of hardship for custodial parents.
Registering a child support/custody order that was obtained in another state or even in another country is accomplished in Massachusetts by following the procedure outlined in M.G.L. c. 209D.
The unequivocal answer is "no." Under Massachusetts law, child support and parenting time are separate matters and a parent's failure to pay child support is not a legal justification to deny or suspend visitation.