I have several children born out of wedlock and I would like to set up child support with my ex-girlfriend so that I can exercise visitation.
If I start paying child support does the mother have to grant me visitation and set a child custody arrangement?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Oklahoma divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
In general, in order to be able to have visitation with your children you would have to file a paternity action to establish that you are the legal father of the children and to ask the court to make a determination as to child custody and parenting time.
Just being ordered to pay child support does not give you a set visitation schedule. This action will have to be file in the home state of the children.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.