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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
You have the ability to file a Motion for Modification of Custody, explaining to the judge how the mother's behavior has changed, and why it's not in the best interests of the child for her to take him right now. She's allowed to take him out of state to VISIT during her normal visitation, but it's kidnapping not to return him. You have the ability to explain to the judge why you think she's going to abscond with the child and ask that she be denied custody, least temporarily. The fact that she kidnapped him once when he was a baby will count in your favor.
Child support is really a separate issue, but if you're not getting support and you have custody, you can ask the judge to order both parents to pay you an amount each month. The mother and father should be paying to help raise their child, even if he's living with you instead of one of them.
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I completely understand your frustration. It's always upsetting when parents can't put aside their differences to put their children first.
You can ask a judge to temporarily take away her visits without asking for any money. I just wanted you to know that the child's entitled to it, even if it just goes into a savings account for him for college.
Good luck with everything.