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HOW TO FILE A PETITION TO ENFORCE A COURT ORDER FOR PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF A CHILD
(To Have Your Child Who is Illegally Withheld from You Returned to You)
  • You have a current court order from this State (Arizona) or from any other state that says you are entitled to the physical custody of the minor child or children, AND,
  • The child is presently in the physical custody (essentially "possession") of the other party without your consent and without lawful authority and the other party has failed to return the child to you, AND ,
  • The child(ren) is currently or will be in the State of Arizona and you know how to find/locate the child(ren).
This packet contains court forms and instructions about how to file a Petition to Enforce a Court Order for Pysical Custody of a Child (or children) in a Family law case.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Packets
Title File English Spanish
How to File a Petition to Enforce a Court Order for Physical Custody
Order - Instructions
DREHC1i PDF PDF
How to File a Petition to Enforce a Court Order for Physical Custody
Order - Forms
DREHC1f PDF PDF

The individual forms and instructions below are already included in the Packet(s) above. If you choose to download the documents individually, make sure you get ALL of the instructions and ALL of the forms. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Procedures: What to do with Court documents after filing them drehc11p PDF PDF
2 How to fill out the Petition to Enforce a Court Order for Physical Custody Order and other Court Papers drehc11i PDF PDF
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Family Court/Sensitive Data Sheet in Cases With Minor Children drsds10f-c PDF PDF
2 Petition to Enforce a Court Order for Physical Custody Order drehc11f PDF PDF
3 Order for Appearance of Person(s) With Physical Custody (possession) of Child(ren) drehc82f PDF PDF
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