My ex wife went to jail over domestic violence two week ago. I got my teens from CPS and they issues an placement custody so they can stay with me and my wife until further court order. Ex wife said she lost the CPS court last week and is about to go to the TPO hearing. I'm currently paying her $2200 a month child support. What do I do to stop paying her child support? She's jobless and homeless at this moment but having my two teens plus paying out $2200 is way too stressful for my current household. Is my ex wife already lost the custody of the kids? Do I need to arrange my teens to live with me permanently? I haven't got any court order since that happened. And my ex follows me and my teens everywhere...school..sports...to ask my for money so she can get a place to stay. (My teens got cell phones and their mom texts them everyday)
Having two teens, 2 toddlers and a pregnant wife at the same house is very stressful and I need help ASAP. I'm about to lose my current family over these stress.
Since you obtained temporary custody of your children, the court- either the district court, the TPO court or the child support court needs to modify your current order so that you do not pay support to your ex-wife. Ask the TPO hearing master if they can modify support order. If you get primary or sole custody, likely in the district court, make sure that the order of support is modified. She should be paying you at least the statutory minimum of $100 per month per child. Good luck! Answering this question does not establish an attorney/client relationship.
It is unclear who got the TPO and is requesting an EPO. If it was the person who she committed the violence against, that doesn't help you. You MUST file an emergency motion to modify custody and child support within whatever case gave her custody and ordered you to pay child support. The sooner you file, the sooner you will have custody by a court order and relief from having to pay her child support.
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