Greetings. Yes, your wife can take the children without your agreement to Alabama. Without an agreement or court order, you both have equal rights to the children. This would not be “kidnapping.”
My suggestion though is to retain an attorney and immediately set up a strategy on how to keep the children in NC. I would imagine that teenagers do not want to leave their friends, etc. Best of luck!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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