I received an emergency custody order in virginia yesterday placing my daughter in my custody. I went to the sheriff's office in the county where my daughter was taken and they questioned it's validity and would not enforce it or assist me with getting my daughter. I have done everything I was told I needed to do. I need this done fast and no one is in a hurry. It is an emergency and I don't have time to waste getting appointments. What do I need to do to get this order enforced?
State/Country relating to question: Virginia
I filed an affidavit and was granted emergency custody from the warren county juvenile judge. I took it to the sheriff's office in shenandoah county and asked for assistance enforcing it and was turned down flat. They did a welfare check and told me they didn't know if the order was real and would do no more. My daughter is housed on property clearly marked "no trespassing" and now I have been advised by the shenandoah county sheriff that my wife has called and complained i texted her and she
I suggest if the Sheriff does not help you, you should consider going to the District Attorney in Shenandoah County and tell them what is going on.The DA will then contact the Sheriff and explain that your Order is legitimate and they should assist you with getting your daughter by issuing an escort.If you have further questions, you may post them here and I will continue to assist. Otherwise, even if you have a JA Subscription, Please ACCEPT my answer as that is the only way I get credit for my time and information. Thank you
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