Abduction/Parental Kidnapping

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit about what you should do when you have child custody orders from another state and let's say that the parent who has visitation is in here in Florida and the other parent is not returning the child. What do I do then?

You'll find that the police here in Florida are not going to act on another court order from another state unless a Florida judge has authorized the police to do something. So, we've been very successful in getting children back to their lawful custodial parent when this happens.

And the process involves registering a Foreign Decree, that's what it's called, from another state into Florida so that a Florida judge can take what they call Judicial Notice of the Child Custody Orders and enter orders for the police to assist you in getting the child back.

So it's a two step process. Step one is to register the Foreign Decree from the other state. And two, to seek the Florida court's ruling that would allow you to use law enforcement in the state to help you get the child back.

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