My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas
My ex and I have a son. My father picks my son of from her and brings him back to his house where I am allowed to pick him up and bring him home with me, however, in our court paperwork it just says my father picks our son up and brings him back to his house. No where does it say I cannot pick him up. The only reason this was done was because my ex didn't want me knowing where she lives (she's moved thirty times since January of this year) and she and her friends have threatened my wife and I every time we picked my son up and it was causing him and us too much stress.
Now she picks and chooses when she wants anyone to see him. I am a good person. I work, own my own home, don't do drugs, have never been violent or harsh, I honestly believe she is just doing this all to be hurtful.
She withheld our son for half of my summer visitation, then when she finally released him she was given one overnight visit with him (and I follow court orders!) but she was supposed to bring him back afterwards... she never did. Now she is claiming that she will not release him for my Christmas visitation. My son is so confused. He's actually afraid of being around me because, "Mommy said the judge didn't write on paper that I can come see you daddy." He's six. He shouldn't be concerned, let alone KNOW what court orders are.
I've contacted the governor, attorney general's office, courts, CPS (he is also abused and neglected) but it seems that everyone is too busy to be bothered.
What should I do and why isn't she being held in contempt of court? They all know she keeps moving and keeps hiding my son. The judge originally told her if she ever withheld our son from me she would go to jail.... why isn't she in jail and how can I push for something to get done? I can't afford yet another lawyer.
Also, I have arrears for child support due to the fact that I was laid off last year and even though I filed the day after I lost my job, my case was not heard for almost a year and the Attorney General handling my case refused to back date or take into consideration that the job I had finally found I made substantially less money at. I pay the full amount owed plus arrears every month and before it is due. I send it in myself, however she always wants it sooner or more than what is ordered and has threatened to have me thrown in jail. Is that possible? I'm almost $10,000 in arrears, even though before I lost my job I was ahead in child support and NEVER behind.