Taking child during separation


#1

After years of unsolved issues and drama, I told my wife yesterday I wanted a divorce. Things seem to have already spun out of control. She stayed with her parents (and my 4 year old son) last night and today she says she is taking off to the beach with him for a week.
I don’t think it’s a good idea and want to see my son. We haven’t talked to lawyers or resolved any details. Can she legally do this?


#2

Until there is a custody agreement, or court order in place either of you are free to take your son with you as you have equal rights to him at this time.


#3

Thank you Erin-


#4

You are welcome. I do recommend that you schedule a consultation to speak with an attorney. You must create a plan of action now that your Wife has left the home.