In this type of situation you are basically forced to get the court involved. You can sue for custody which will temporarily prevent your wife from taking your child out of the state. Your goal would be to get a custody order for “visitation” that could prevent her from taking your child to Atlanta.
I feel for you. This is a nightmare. None of this will be easy or cheap. You can attempt to do this yourself or hire a lawyer. The threat or beginning of a law suit can sometimes force a settlement and avoid some of the pain and some of the expense. But now is a time for action. I wish you the best. Good luck.
Richard “Bert” Diener
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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