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My ex wife moved from Florida to Texas with our 2 children 5 and 8 without going through the court. I have not been allowed to speak or face time with the kids for almost 2 months.

by Walter
(Bartow)

Which state has jurisdiction over the kids, Florida or Texas? Notice of Hearing,RE: Motion For Civil Contempt/Enforcement has been served to my ex in Texas and states if she is no show a bench warrant could be served. My child support is automatically withdrawn from my payroll. I do not expect her to come to the hearing. So I am certain she will never come back to Florida. Please let me know if I need legal aid for this hearing and how do I get it. I am afraid I will never see my kids again under the circumstances.

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Motion for Child Pick-Up Order
by: FALDP Staff

Walter,
You can file a motion for the court to issue a child pick up order. The Florida court issues an order for the sheriffs in Texas to pick up your children and return them to Florida. The forms to initiate this action are on the Florida Supreme Court's site - www.flcourts.org.

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.941(d)
EMERGENCY VERIFIED MOTION FOR CHILD PICK-UP ORDER
(03/15)

When should this form be used?

You may use this form to request that the court enter an order directing the sheriff or other law enforcement officer to take a minor child(ren) from the person who currently has physical possession of the child(ren) and deliver the child(ren) to your physical custody or possession. This form should only be used in an emergency by a person who has a pre-existing legal right to physical possession of a minor child. This means that you already have a court order awarding you legal custody of or time-sharing with the child(ren)

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