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Jesse James' Ex -- I'm Following Jesse to Texas!

8/9/2010 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse James is going to have company in Texas ...because his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder claims she's moving to Austin to be closer to their daughter Sunny.

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As we previously reported, the judge in their child custody case had ruled that Jesse could take Sunny to Austin, so she could be closer to her former stepmom Sandra Bullock ... who has a close relationship with the 6-year-old.

But this morning in an Orange County courtroom, Janine's attorney announced that the former porn star intends to follow Jesse to Austin ... and wants some money to help with the transition.

Janine wants $9,000 a month in child support -- with $3,500 of that earmarked for Janine's living expenses.  But she didn't get it .

For now, the judge ordered Jesse to pay Janine $50,000 for attorney's fees ... and set his child support rate at $2,000-per-month.

As for custody -- Janine will get Sunny on the weekends ... right after school lets out on Friday afternoons.

UPDATE: The judge just upped Jesse's child support payments to $3,000 a month. Outside of court, Janine told TMZ she considered today's hearing a "win" ... and that she's ready to head to the Lone Star State.

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Tricia    

Why in the world does she think she's entitled to child support every month when the daughter DOES NOT live with her?! What an idiot! I don't like what Jesse did but he's a way better parent than her! We don't need/want her here in Texas!

1347 days ago
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Leslie    

Interesting. He should check out www.fathersrights.org

1347 days ago
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civil rights    

Why is she getting child support if he has custody...................shouldn't it be the other way around just cause he is a guy doesn't mean he should have to pay child support when she only has visitation........

1347 days ago
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JR    

How in the world does she NOT have custody yet she gets child support? Is that judge drunk? Bunch of whack jobs.

1347 days ago
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Gunnergirl    

Poor Sunny, she will have every weekend of upset and challenges no child should put up with to look forward too. Poor Sandra, the Jesse James circus is in town.
Austin Texas deserves better!!

1347 days ago
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Jomica Man    

Too bad for Sandra Bullock. First her slime ball ex-husband moves to Texas, and then his ex wacko wife as well. Who knows where she might have to move again in order to not be in the same state with this nut case bunch. You kind of wonder if Sandra could in fact move to another state without being followed. The excuse of the child wanting to be near Sandra seems a little weak to me.

1347 days ago
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Marisa    

I don't get that either. It should be the parent that doesn't live with the child paying child support, which means JANINE would need to pay. It must be California...

1347 days ago
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Majestik    

LMFAO. Can you imagine a father having his kids on the weekend and getting support payments from the wife? WTF? California justice system never ceases to amaze me.

1347 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Once they´re both in Texas, let´s do the world a favor and nuke that whole state back into the Stone Age. Oh, wait, the fascists in that state already act like they are living in the Stone Age. I guess two more hillbillies won't make a difference.

1347 days ago
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DW Wood    

why would James have to pay child support if he is the primary care giver? messed up family court system in that state.

1347 days ago
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Fiama    

Hang in there, girl. Clean up your act and stay with your kid. We much prefer you than those losers Jesse and Sandy.

1347 days ago
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WPH    

No truth to the rumor that Jesse's changing the name of his empire from West Coast Choppers to Long Horn Hogs

1347 days ago
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annie    

After reading this, it feels like this is Wonderland, I'm Alice, and I have just fallen down the freaking rabbit hole!! Bizarro World!!! Sunny is the one who loses out most here, though. We all get to merely read about this insanity, but she's the child who's living through it.

1347 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Does anyone seriously believe that Jesse is moving to Texas without Sandra's blessing? Poor Sunny will go from Taj Mahal during the week to the slums on the weekend. They are ALL selfish!

1347 days ago
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Cindy    

I say, Janine has better intentions than Jesse. I also think, nothing will stop her from reconciling a relationship with her child. I'm a mother of three and simply can't live without my children. I believe Janine has cleaned up and sees crystal clear now, compared to Jesse's permanent state of evil. You go girl!!!

1347 days ago
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