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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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61.

lk    

AGAIN, WHAT ABOUT JESSE'S OTHER KIDS? ARE THEY MOVING ALSO, OR IS JESSE JUST LEAVING THEM? WHAT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP SUNNY HAS WITH HER HALF SIBLINGS? HOW CAN THIS MOVE BE IN SUNNY'S BEST INTEREST? WHY IS JESSE PAYING CHILD SUPPORT, BECAUSE MONEY WAS THE ONLY WAY HE COULD WIN HIS CASE? WHAT GOOD MOTHER WOULD TAKE MONEY OVER THEIR CHILD? WHAT GOOD MOTHER WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM THEIR CHILD???? WHY IS SHE NOT BEING A RESPONSIBLE PARENT AND PAYING CHILD SUPPORT? THIS CASE IS B.S.

1351 days ago
62.

ohdee    

Janine will have her daughter for 2 days per week. The judge pro-rated the child support amount so the $3,000 represents the 2 days per week she'll have her daughter.

What really sucks is Jesse has to pay her attorney fees. He's divorced! Does this mean he'll have to pay every time his skank ex-wife wants to take him to court?

1351 days ago
63.

Danielle    

I don't get that he has to pay support, but more than that I totally don't understand her having the child every weekend. What if Jesse wants to do things on the weekend with her, he never has that change. I would think it would be every other weekend and maybe one night a week.

1351 days ago
64.

Dani    

This is NOT right!! He has custody, she get's weekend visitations and $3000 a month? My God!! What is wrong with this picture and our justice system???

I think, Jesse is s*** of the earth for what he did to Sandra Bullock but, why should he pay this awful mother a dime?!?!? If anything he should pay her the bare minimum of what it will cost to entertain Sunny for 4 weekends a month and $3000 is way overboard and is only going to fuel her drug habit and endanger this child's life!

What are they thinking?!?!? Somebody needs to step in and do something!! Just NOT right!!

1351 days ago
65.

Jojo    

The broad does not give a wit about her daughter WHY in the heck does SHE deserve CHILD SUPPORT if the kid does NOT live w/her.
CHILD SUPPORT is for THE CHILD NOT for her to pay rent,buy HER clothes get a job lady and support YOURSELF instead of trying to live off your daughter.

1351 days ago
66.

Veda McLean    

Involved is the word of the day. Definition, effort before evacuation. In other news, Jesse Please!

1351 days ago
67.

Chris    

Let the crazy liberal loving crazies stay in California where everything is okay and the state is broke. I'll take a good hearted Texan in that great state anytime any day! Don't Mess with TEXAS!

1351 days ago
68.

Kim    

Just what we need another piece of white trash in Texas to litter our roads. Janine stay in California and do us Texans a favor and keep your nasty tatooed butt out of our state.

1351 days ago
69.

Ray    

I agree!!!! How in the world does she get child support and not even have Sunny!

1351 days ago
70.

Queen Karma    

Heis to pay $3,000 a month for child'smother when she onlyhas the child on weekends.
Absurd.

Seems it should $500.00 a month.
Even $1,000 s a month.
I get it that JJ is a multimillionaire.
He could afford to set Jannine up in a townhouse in and exclusive area. Good for Jannie to want to relocate.Maybe she is clean now and living right.

Jesse is a sad man.Remorseful since he got caught. Low. He seems to want to right it with Sandra no matter how long it takes. things like that will take time,along time and work to rebuild if it can. For the sake of that innocent child, who had a good mom in Sandra,being in TX would be good.
The new baby is too considered. What a fragmented family.
Kids grow up. People forget that. They don't stay little
Seems Sandra has the most sense. Get out of dodge-Hollywood and the paps lenses.Live in a normal place.Blend.

1351 days ago
71.

SayWhat    

OMG! Three grand a month for only having 8 days of physical custody??? Ridiculous! The judge just made it that much easier for this drug addict to sit around the house for 5 days and get high instead of getting a job.

1351 days ago
72.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

OK, I get it now. That's his ex-wife, and she has all the trapping of a nasty dirty biker slut with ugly azz tattoos running up and down her neck (and probably all over her disgusting body). So she probably needs that extra money to finish her tattoo job by coloring her ugly used up biker face!!

1351 days ago
73.

Sharon    

Why in the world would the primary caregiver give child support to the secondary caregiver?!?!

1351 days ago
74.

mat    

See if I have this right... Dad gets custody based on the judgement that Mom is unfit to care for the child. She must be unfit Mon.-Fri. I didn't see anything about supervised visitation on the weekends. Dad, who just destroyed his third (?) family with his lying and cheating is deemed a fit parent who can provide more stability. Poor child.

1351 days ago
75.

SallyChi    

Oh the drama. I'm sure Sandra didn't want none of this.

1351 days ago
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