My ex wife likes to leave our kids whose ages are 13 and 10 at home by themselves to go out and party not come home till the next day, they will call me and tell me they have no food in the house,this happened quite often and has been going on she always says she hasn't got any child support,they automatically take it out of my check every payday.
I'm not in your state.
You should NOT take custody of your children unless a live attorney tells you that you should do that. Most states have criminal charges that can be brought against a parent who takes children in violation of current custody orders.
13 is probably old enough to be left alone for some amount of time. I think I was babysitting other kids when I was 13.
What you CAN do is call the police NON-EMERGENCY number when your kids call under these circumstances, and ask them to do a welfare check. Depending on how busy the police are they might do this. Then you end up with police officers as witnesses. Or possibly the police take the children and place them with you until mom surfaces.
Consult with local counsel.
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