Jesse James’ child custody battle, which originated in Orange County, has been moved to Texas, where the star lives. At the time of the original filing, jurisdiction was established in Orange County family law court because Lindemulder was living in Costa Mesa and James was living in Sunset Beach.
Last week, Orange County Superior Court Judge David Belz, issued the order.
For about a year now, James has been fighting to have his legal matter moved to a court in Hays County, Texas, which is closer to where he lives in Austin with his 7-year-old daughter Sunny.
Sunny’s mother, Janine Lindemulder, an adult movie actress, was awarded a week of visitation with the girl every month in Texas, with James agreeing to pay for her travel and accommodations, Lindemulder’s attorney Richard Masson said. Lindemulder currently lives in Oregon to be closer to her own mother.
In the future, if any other child custody or visitation issues arise, Lindemulder and James will have to work them out in a Hays County courtroom now, Masson said.
This ruling makes sense because James’, who has custody of the daughter, lives in Texas and Lindemulder lives in Oregon. It would be impractical to have the case remain in Orange County, when neither party lives there.