Just for those that follow my saga. I was really worried my ex was going to summer break with the kids after what happened with spring break. Summer wasn't ordered the judge just left an open judgement with me and ex having to hash it out between each other. Which makes no sense considering our restraining order. So right after spring break we had a hearing in regards to contempt for non payment of child support. He owes me over $7000 right now. The judge told him he was going to get a week in jail if he didn't pay me the arrears ASAP. My ex started calling me begging me to get the kids for summer break. I didn't take the calls and had my lawyer send him a letter stating that we wanted proof he completed his 52 week batterer's program that was ordered back in 2007. The order states once he completes that then he could have more visitation and our current judge never upheld that with the whole spring break visit but i personally am upholding it since it is in our order and i actually do have sole custody. Since the contempt hearing and since that letter we have not heard from him again. He has not called the kids once since April. We were supposed to have another contempt hearing where he is supposed to either pay up or go to jail ( he will still have to pay) and he continued it further. I am so thankful he has stopped contacting us and won't have to deal with any more visits for now. I look forward to getting all the child support, some day. Having peace again is the best gift ever. I am glad my lawyer and i were able to find a way to get past the new judge and take some control over the fact that ex has paid zero child support and has never completed that batterers program. I guess it was good the judge said it was up to us to hash out the rest of the visitation schedule. That's all! Happy summer mama's!
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6/14/10 at 11:46am