My soon to be ex husband has primary custody of my children. He moved and won't let me see my children and refuses to give me his address. Now he won't answer my phone calls. What can I legally do. I've already filed contempt charges against him three times and nothing's been done except the judge telling him to follow the order. We live in different countries. Is there a way I can file in my county?
I am sorry to hear of your frustration with the enforcement of your custody order. In my opinion, attempting to move the case to your county would not be the best use of your time or energy, as I am unsure whether your County would be a proper venue. However, the custody statute has very clear rules about relocation.
If you have filed contempt charges three times and not obtained any relief, I would strongly recommend that you seek legal counsel to advocate on your behalf. I have provided a link to Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services which provides free legal services for those who qualify in your area. Additionally, I have provided a link to the PA Custody Statute. Specifically, Section 5337 sets out the burden for relocation and the rules parties should be held to regarding relocation.
This answer is based on the information provided in your question. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with an Attorney in your area for a complete review of the facts of your case before taking any action on this matter.
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