My ex-wife is enabling my teenage daughters to stay with her because my old daughter and I have arguments about chores and responsibilities. Unfortunately, in the last argument I grabbed her by the arm to get her out of the car and escorted her into the house. As a result, she got upset, started to cry, ran into the bathroom and called her mother. I also yelled at her for blaming others about loosing track of her stuff. Anyway, my ex-wife took my daughter to the police station and contacted Child Protective Services to file a report. CPS closed the case and never followed-up with me, i.e., no investigation.
Now, my ex-wife wants more than half of my take home pay for child support (going from $200 to $1,000 per month) and 100% custody. In the meantime, I've been trying multiple things to deal with the situation. Including seeking therapy and attempting to set-up group therapy with myself and my daughters, but they don't want to go. And my ex-wife only wants to do what my oldest daughter wants.
I've hired an attorney, but it appears that this is going to court. I'm not trying to trivialize the situation, but it's become way over-blown. My ex-wife and her support, i.e., attorney and friends are probably encouraging her. Yet I haven't seen my daughter nor have an opportunity to reconcile. My ex-wife wants a lot more child supported based under reported income. Most of her income is done in cash.
Does anyone have any wisdom to share?
Thank you, Patrick