Q: Would like to know if I can get child support or spousal support from my husband,we have been separated since last March,we have 2 children lived together married for 10 years, he did not support us financially then nor now, we are currently in family court due to me having to get a restraining order but because he attacks me in front of the kids and there is a history of DV, it is a neglect case with ACS involved, we are sharing the kids equally now until the court decides. When I left him I only left with the little money I had and our kids,it was hard for me and had to decide to have the kids going back and forth just so I could find a job and a stable home I was too scared to have my children in the shelter system. I would like to know if I can get any kind of support for my kids when I have them.
Q: my ex husband filed a temp restraining order because i contact him at work, asking for the alimony that he owes me. he claims me contacting him on a regular basis asking for money is extortion. he does not state in the paperwork that all the dates he's quoting i called him are documented by me as late payments that he missed. he's currently in violation of the judgment still!! he's owed me money for at least over a year now. if i contact him to ask him to pay me (what he agreed in the judgment to pay), is this extortion? he's claiming i'm "threatening him" by saying i'm going to send cops to his residence. I told him if he doesn't pay me as he's supposed to, i'm filing an OTSC against him, and ask the judge to allow me to have NYPD serve him at work or at home (since i don't think his lawyer actually works for him anymore). he says this is extortion and threatening. is it?