Q: I have legal custody of my son his mother had a visitation with him and she refuses to return him and has left the state
I called the cops and they say it's a civil matter even though I have legal custody of my son we've been through Court
A: There are a number of options here depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Law enforcement is sometimes the last resort. Sometimes law enforcement won't assist without a further court order. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to get an order stating that law enforcement shall assist with obtaining the child. Sometimes law enforcement won't honor this order unless it comes from a court within their own jurisdiction. You would need to speak with an attorney about the specifics of your case for your best options.
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