NEW CANAAN — A mother of five children who went missing last week has been involved in a long custody battle in a divorce case that has spanned two years.

Jennifer Dulos was reported missing Friday night and a search for the 50-year-old woman intensified Tuesday with about a dozen state police and New Canaan police cars lining her Welles Lane neighborhood. Police and K-9 units searched a wooded area along Frogtown Road between Weed Street and Ponus Ridge Road.

Dulos filed for divorce in 2017 from her husband, Fotis Dulos, who she has been married to for 13 years. The two have five children between the ages of 8 and 13, including two pairs of twins.

A hearing is scheduled at the Stamford courthouse for 10 a.m. Wednesday, one day after a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) filed a motion for a status conference “regarding the safety of the children.”

Michael Meehan, a Bridgeport attorney, has served as a GAL for the Dulos’ children. In cases where a parenting plan cannot be agreed upon, the court could order a GAL to “independently represent the best interests of the child,” according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

When reached Tuesday night, Meehan said, “I have no comment at the moment.”

Jennifer Dulos had filed for an emergency order for full custody that was denied in July 2017.

“The plaintiff has not established by a preponderance of the evidence that there is an immediate and present risk of physical danger or psychological harm to the parties’ children. As a result, the request for emergency relief is denied,” an order from the court in July 2017 reads.

The two had a temporary shared custody arrangement until the end of the divorce proceedings.

The couple lived in Farmington until Jennifer Dulos left with the children abruptly and rented a residence in New Canaan in June 2017, according to an order from the court filed in July 2017.

They had previously agreed to separate, and Jennifer Dulos planned to relocate with the children in Pound Ridge, N.Y. Fotis Dulos remained at the Farmington home, which he also uses to operate his construction business, The Fore Group.

Fotis Dulos could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Messages left for Fotis and Jennifer Dulos’ attorneys were not immediately returned.

The State Police Major Crime Unit is assisting New Canaan police with the investigation, a state police spokesman said.

New Canaan police said Dulos was driving a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban at the time of her disappearance.

Police posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that the vehicle was found on Friday.

“The vehicle operated by Jennifer was located on Friday May 24th,” the post reads. “The reason a vehicle description was given in the most recent post was to provide the public with a description of the vehicle that Jennifer was operating on Friday May 24th.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the Dulos children were between the ages of 6 and 11. Those ages were when Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce in 2017. The children are now between the ages of 8 and 13.

New Canaan Police are asking anyone who had contact with Dulos on Friday or has information regarding her disappearance to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544.