Does an abusive man always have to pay support when his wife is the custodial parent?

The argument that the noncustodial parent should not pay support is specious. No judge will accept it. Children are not property, and custody is not ownership. A man who is denied visitation still has a legal -- and moral -- obligation to support his children, abuse or no abuse.

The law requires parents to support their children. It doesn’t matter if the parents are married or not, or if they are living together or not. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if the parents have had no continued contact at all after the conception of the child. All parents are responsible for child support.