Has the Mother/Father of your child(ren) taken your child(ren) away and refuses to return them? This is horrible thought, but it happens more than you might think.
If there is a time-sharing order in place, you must immediately obtain a pick-up order to get your child back into your care, by filing a motion with the court.
If there are no orders in place, you must immediately get to court to establish your “standing” in the court and to obtain an order to get your child back.
If the child is removed from the country, most countries are members of the Hague Convention and, even though it is a complicated procedure, the courts will cooperate with each other and your child will be returned.
These types of cases are very serious and can become very complicated very quickly. Do not waste time in these circumstances! Contact the authorities and an attorney immediately!
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