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Can I have a friend pick up my kids with my custody papers

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can I have a friend pick up my kids with my custody papers in another state due to my new job.the police will be involved
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  S. Kincaid replied 1 year ago.

Generally, if you're trying to enforce a custody order, either you need to be present to enforce it, or the police will take the children into protective custody until you can come get them. It is rare that they will do the latter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was just asking the police to go so there be no trouble
Expert:  S. Kincaid replied 1 year ago.

No other person has the power to enforce your order. Unless the order says to turn the children over to a third person, she would not be in violation if she refused to turn the kids over to your friend.