Some men and women pay child support but have supervised visitations with their children. Or they may live out of state, pay the child support but rarely see the kids because the kids are too young or the parent, or kids, just don't want any part of it. If the parents live locally, they should share the visitations and expenses and do away with child support. But if one parent voluntarily drops out of their kid's life, the court is only concerned about the child support.
If a parent is contributing to the financial well-being of their offspring, and is not abusive or neglectful in any way, then they should have the right to see their children. The only exceptions should be if the parent poses a possible threat to the health or safety of their child.
I think that if you are spending your financial resources supporting a child then you should have the right to be able to visit with and spend time with your child, unless you are somehow a threat to your child's safety I think a parent should always be allowed to see the them.
A parent that is paying child support should be allowed to see their children. Parents who pay child support deserve to have visitation rights with their children. Parents who pay child support are doing the right thing and helping to support their children. If a parent is responsible enough to support their children financially, they should have the right to spend some time with their kids.
Child support hearings are held separately from custody hearings. For that reason it is feasible that child support can be set without custody being set. There are cases in the world where one or both parents pose a threat to the child and the parent should be kept away from that parent or guarded from them. Paying child support should not be the only consideration when talking about custody and visitation rights.