My ex wife remarried a few months after our divorce. Her new husband lost his job a year ago and owes over $11,000 in child support. She moved my kids over an hour away from me in a house she can’t afford that cost $260,000 and bought a brand new Mercedes. The thing is she’s a cosmetologist and only claims she makes $18,000 a year so she doesn’t have to pay child support for my son who is living with me. She has custody of my youngest 2 but I want custody of them. She is months behind on her mortgage since her husband lost his job and hasn’t found one in a year. Can I go to court to show that they are financially unstable and it would be better for them to live with me? Her husband can’t even support his own kids. I live with my girlfriend of 3 years and my son. I know the court preferred a household where the individual is married, but I wanted to show my daughter who’s only 9 the importance of waiting for marriage and really knowing who you’re marry. My girlfriend and I are both nurses. We are holding off on marriage while she completes her Masters to become a nurse practitioner. i just believe we can provide more for my kids. Do you think I have a fighting chance?
Based on the information you provided, it is hard to determine your chances of being awarded custody of your other children.
You may want to contact an attorney so that they can give you the advice you are seeking.
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