Taking child during separation

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?

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.

Thank you Erin-

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.