As a follow up to this question, she did deny me custody when I arrived in Florida. I have it documented with the Palm Beach Gardens police two times - once with an police escort to try and pick them up at the date and time set in the divorce
decree and another the following Sunday when the boyfriend's truck was there but she was not. She's now claiming that I am not "cooperating" since I wanted them the entire ten days with my family in Texas and not willing to just have them for a weekend in Florida.
In addition, she's been denying me access to my children even on the phone for months telling me I can only talk with them once a week. We used a formulated divorce degree for Galveston County and there's nothing explicitly stating that she HAS to let me talk with my kids and therefore doesn't. However, we have a joint conservatorship and she is just established as the home parent.
The one mistake I did make was to not limit her geographically. At the time she told me she would take me through the court system to fight that and that she only place she could be was Florida. I agreed, but we included the written information that BOTH parents were to agree on any moves. She actually has moved the children four times since the end of June and my five year old has been in three schools. The last move was explicitly done without my permission. She's also only had a job for a few weeks during any of the moves, is currently unemployed, and about the have the only vehicle she owns be repossesed.
I am ready to move forward with this in the court system. I do not feel my children are in a good position and I get threats constantly that they'll be hungry or homeless if I don't send money above and beyond my child support
. My question is this: What is the best possible route to take and what time frame am I looking at?