Child abduction – Not returning the child at the end of parenting time.

May 10, 2010
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

If your child is spending time with their other parent in a state other than the one that issued the original order, it is wise to file the order in the new state. If the parent in the new state does not follow the original order and, for instance, refuses to return the child on time, you will already have a case in the new state. This will make it easier for you to ask for help from the new state to enforce your valid order. You will need a certified copy of the order along with a Petition to have the new state recognize the order. The new state does not have the power to change the order. It can only enforce it. Attorneys see many emergency cases each summer and winter break as children should be getting ready for school. The parent in the new state often decides that they will keep the child and enroll them in the school in the new state. The process to return the child to their home state is much easier if there is already a certified copy of the orders filed with the court.

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