Got divorced nine years ago and in the divorce it was ordered that I pay $200 a month in child support and have no visitation. My ex has always let me see the kids as much as I wanted and even let them come stay at my house for the weekend or even go camping for a week. It has been that way for years until just recently and she turned me into child support and wont allow me to see the kids or let the kids talk to me on the phone. Granted she told child support I was paid up so I only have three months to pay at this time. What can I do to stop her from doing this to me and the kids? She knows I cant afford to take her to court and she wants to keep it in Nevada to cost me more money even though I live in Washington and she lives in Idaho. Any ideas.
There are a lot of unanswered questions in your statement, and I would really suggest talking to an experienced family law attorney.
It sounds like the original paperwork originated out of NV; is this correct? Nothing has been done to change it? How long have the children resided in ID?
The answers to these questions determine which state has jurisdiction of the matter and will guide you in determining where to seek answers to your questions. Even though you live here in Spokane, if jurisdiction is in NV or ID, then you will need to pursue action (and speak to an attorney familiar with those laws) there, not here.
Best of luck!
It is only $600 which you are behind? Why can't you catch up? This amount can only go up along with the associated problem. Anything else, even hiring an attorney would be expensive. Think the cost vs. risk analysis. You don't want to sever the bond developed between you and children for small amount of money.
Only see a licensed attorney before you make any decision. This answer may not be perfect in any given situation. However, more fact may be required by your local attorney.
You won't like this answer, but you really need to get an attorney. Most courts will uphold visitation practices that have been in place, absent some compelling reason. Being behind in child support is not a reason to withhold visitation. Problem is looks like you are going to have to get into court, which is going to cost money - even without attorney if in NV. If going to court is absolutely not going to happen then try to communicate with her and see what it will take to get her to let you see the kids again, get it in writing, save money and get back into court to change the orders.
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