I am sure Janet will respond soon but I wanted to tell you that we got bit by this one:
My husband and his ex had a Separation Agreement that was very specific. But sometimes his ex would just say “No, you can’t have the kids”. There wasn’t anything be could do because all they had was a Separation Agreement which the officers cannot enforce.
Now, we have a court order for custody and visitation. The ex-wife tried to keep the oldest daughter from her scheduled visitation last June. My husband, and a sheriff, went to the house to pick her up. Here in Wake County we were told that it is based on the officer’s personal discretion and it is based on how busy they are. In our case, the officer agreed to go over there and help the ex-wife understand the implications of being in contempt of court. We haven’t had any problems since with our daughter or her mother. It did take a bunch of phone calls to figure out who’s jurisdiction it was (local police vs county).