A Florida court has ordered the return of my children after my ex wife relocated to Georgia contrary to 61.13001. This was a result of my motion of contempt return children My ex wife relocated them 5 months ago and is refusing to return them they are 7 and 9. Is there a there an enforcement petition I can file that will issue a warrant? I read it in the uccjea section of avvo. She is not satisfied with the results of the hearing after she was found in contempt of court. Whats the best possible avenue to take? I just want the kids back home
The best possible help you could get is a lawyer! Enforcing the order of the courts of one state in another state is tricky at best, so you need someone who knows the ropes.
In point of fact, if she continues to disobey the order of the court she could well find herself in jail, or faced with a charge a parental kidnapping--and across state lines to boot.
Find yourself a qualified family lawyer here on AVVO in the "find a lawyer" section and heed the advice.
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Based on the facts given, not sure what kind of order you got from the Court but you need a Emergency Pick-Up Order that specifically orders law enforcement in any jurisdiction of the United States to assist you and getting your children back. Under the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution, they should recognize the order and enforce it. Then you will have to go to Georgia with the Order and get the local sheriff to enforce it. If you don't have a lawyer, you really should find one. Good luck.
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