What to do if the other parent does not bring back your child on time
It is not uncommon for former partners to have the custody law disobeyed especially when it comes to returning the child on time. While some delay for hours, others hold on to the kid for as long as a week. Many parents find this disturbing especially if it happens too frequent. Even as the case of child abduction by a parent is not very common, it is important for the parent to be proactive and take necessary steps to avoid the intentional delay in bringing back the child.
Below are actions to be taken if the other parent fails to bring back your child at the appropriate time.
Go to the Police
This is probably the first point of call after being sure that the act was intentional. The court order stating the schedule should be taken along as well as the address of your former spouse or where he or she is likely to be found. It is advised that you go to a police with the jurisdiction in the community where your ex is likely to be found.
Ask for the office with the highest rank
The highest ranking officer on duty should be consulted and told of possible child abduction by your former husband or wife as the case may be. You might also want to state the reasons for your conclusion, even as you present the court order to the office with emphasis on the stated schedule.
Ask for Immediate Assistance
The police should be able to provide you with immediate assistance in retrieving your child or at least, take a step to contact your ex and find out the current location of your child. Regardless of the response gotten, it is required that you and the police go to the location that you think your child and ex can be found, to ensure the safe return of your child.