John F. Harkins


A problem contiunally encountered in the enforcement of child support payments ordered in a proceeding in Bastardy arises when the mother of the child, in whose custody the child remains, refuses to allow the putative father reasonable periods of visitation. In numerous cases, visits with child are denied, even when the putative father regularly pays the weekly support and, in addition, expresses a genuine affection and concern toward the well-being of the child. Assuming that the putative father desires an association with his illegitimate child which the mother refuses, what remedies does or should the putative father have?

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