I am afraid you are going to need an attorney to straighen this out. You will need to get a Motion to Show Cause for Contempt for her refusal to return the child to you contrary to the court order of custody. You would be liable for support for the time she had the child. As far as continued support, until you get the child back and the courts in TX do not care you cannot afford it, they go by their statutory guidelines based upon your net income and I have had courts tell my clients to go get another job if they cannot afford it. The courts also do not take into account your other family because their theory is that your other child should not get less than the guidelines because you have another family.
You are going to have to fight the ruling also based upon the fact that the hearing was held while you were on military duty. Again, you are going to need an attorney here to get your custody back and get the support award stopped upon your recovery of custody.
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