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Why did the Police refuse to enforce the Order?
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That is really not a valid excuse. If the parent has child that she should not have, the Police ought to help you in enforcing the Order. However and more importantly, you need to register/domesticate the Order at the Courthouse in Texas where she is residing before the authorities in Texas can enforce the Order from California. The Court would summonse her to Court with the child and help you get the child from her. Pursuant to Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, the State of Texas must recognize the Custody Order from California after it has been properly registered/domesticated in Texas. You can obtain the domestication forms at the Courthouse in the Clerk's office.
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This can be done in person, but depending on the Court schedule may not be done in one day.
Yes, you have to go in front of the Judge. The Clerk's office would assist you in getting in front of the Judge due to the emergency situation.