My wife plans on divorcing me. It is an unstable environment for our children and I want to take them home to VA from MO to be around family at this difficult time. I know that as long as I tell her where I am and how to contact me and that Im taking the boys on an extended vacation that legally there is nothing she can do about it. My question is this; is there anything she can do to stop me from taking them leagally? Also after I am in VA with them if she files a case against me would I have to bring them back to MO to deal with it or could the case be tried in VA? I have already spoken with a lawyer but I NEED these two questions answered as quickly as possible. I plan on leaving the state in 2.5 weeks. I want to get my children in a stable environment and around family. I do not want this, I love my wife but in the last two months she has drank extremely heavily, stayed out until 3-6 in the morning. She has been sleeping with a coworker and for a while was sleeping until 2pm while my children were left on thier own. I dont trust her right now and just want to get out of Kansas City before it eats my family alive. Please respond soon, I know she is making plans enen while I am writing this.