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You have several options, but the most viable is what you've brought up.
First, you can ask the judge to require the exchange to be done at a neutral location.
I agree - when I suggested this...it was ignored.
Second, you can ask the judge to order your ex to bring the child to you.
It is important to have a specific time for the exchange. If your ex will not comply, your only option is to go back to the judge and ask him to be held in contempt.
Roger, do I need to file a motion? "Aks the judge" is a bit vague
Yes. I'm sorry. You have to file a motion, which asks the judge to take the action you request.
Roger, I know Texas is not Indiana, but to file a motion would I likely go to the courthouse?
The judge will generally not require a hearing on a matter like you've described. However, if you make a motion for contempt, there will almost certainly be a hearing.
Is there really any point is asking for "contempt"? Does it really DO anything?
It depends on the situation. If a person is held in contempt, the judge has lots of options, ranging from a warning, to a fine, all the way to throwing someone in jail.
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