My question involves a child custody case from the State of: California
I share 50/50 split legal & physical custody our two sons with my ex-wife for the past 5 years and pay her child support.
I feel she is an unfit mother because: she was fired her f/t job 4 years ago and now does occassional work for money, not sure where her other money is coming from. I helped her buy her house when we split up 8 years ago and I pay her child support to help put a roof over our boys' heads. She started renting out the kids room to various tenants forcing the kids to sleep in the living room with a makeshift sheet as a separator. Also she got remarried 4 years ago to another man, although they've since separated. I also strongly believe that she is still using illegal drugs. She also stopped paying for a few of her credit card bills and mortgage, so the home may go to auction soon and I still get calls from collections agencies for her.
She doesn't want to agree with me or pay half for the kids' activities or make good decisions on their school which confuses the kids, including not wanting them to attend Sunday School at my church, which I recommended as it's important for them to learn about God.
I have been in a good stable job with benefits for the past 15 years. I recently remarried 3 years ago and have another child from my new marriage. My wife (who also has a good job) and I own a 4 bedroom house where the kids have their own bedrooms. Also my mother-in-law lives with us and is another responsible adult in the house.
Do I have a chance at getting full legal & physical custody of my boys (giving her only visitation rights every other Saturday) and stop payment of child support towards her?