What is a Pick-Up Order?
In Florida, a pickup order that is issued may be issued to secure the physical custody of a child from one party and then deliver that child to another party. Most courts disfavor pickup orders for children, as it is thought that it may be harmful for children to be exposed to this procedure. The author believes that it can be tramatic for a child to experience the police enforcing a change of custody when it is unexpected and is apparently stressful on the parent that must give up custody. Most judges will use this type of an order sparingly when other attempts to correct custody disputes fails. If a pickup order is properly worded, the police/sheriff should enforce a child custody/pickup order. The language that the author believes is essential in his experience dictates that the order shall be enforced by all sheriff’s of the state. An order without this language or its equivalent generally will not be enforced by the police.
What is a Foreign Pick-Up Order?