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You may consider taking 2 actions simultaneously The actions will need to be filed in New York since that is the court that originally entered the orderYou may consider asking the court to hold your ex in contempt of court to punish him for wrongfully withholding visitation and request a writ of habeas corpus ordering him to deliver the children. Generally speaking, when someone violates the court orders they are considered to be in contempt of court. To enforce your rights you will need to file a motion for contempt. In that motion you indicate what the orders are and how he has violated them. Typically you would also file a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. This is asking the court to have your ex deliver the children or the court will have a police officer pick them up for youHere are the forms:
Of course, because of the nuanced details of the matter and the fact that you do not reside in New York, I suggest that you retain a local attorney.Here is a link to a free site that may assist you in locating competent legal counsel: www.Martindale.comIf you have any difficulty downloading the forms, they may also be found at this link:http://www.nycourts.gov/forms/familycourt/custodyvisitation.shtmlI would be glad to respond to any related follow-up questions that you may have.
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