I was just served with an Ex Parte Order in which temporary custody of our two children and possession of our home and belongings were granted to my spouse. There is a hearing set for next week to follow up on this. There is currently no legal seperation in effect for my spouse and I - in fact, this is the first legal action of any kind to be taken.
The worry is that my spouse will try to use this time to take our children out of state since she now has custody. What if she does take them out of state and simply not show up at the scheduled hearing? I understand that the Ex Parte Order would probably be voided, but what would be my options at that point and would there be a way for me to force (legally) her to return the children here?
Thanks for any insight.