What should I do my ex insulted me and threatened me?
2 attorney answers
I agree with Atty. Matta. You might want to also meet with the Lawyer of the Day where your case is pending if you don't have an attorney. The lawyer of the day can give you guidance on how to proceed and the service is free of charge. Good luck.
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While the action is still pending you can move for further temporary orders: ask the court to issue an order preserving all child support arrears. Even though you will have to report the new income from your job, that will not change the amount he owes you under the current order.
If you have not addressed the issue of out of state visits and travel, this might be a good time to put it before the court (in the same motion for further temporary orders) so everyone is clear on what they can and cannot do. Put your argument to the court and let the judge decide--but it must be in the form of a motion.
While you are at it include a no-disparagement provision, which means your EX cannot speak badly to your child about you or discuss any aspect of the legal actions you are both engaged in.
I hope this is helpful.
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