Originally Posted by 7737
if I leave my wife will go back taking the children with her. 'There' is 5,000 miles away. I would get to see my children maybe 2-3 times a year....they are all I have left...If I divorce, I will be left with nothing. Thats why I stay. I don't really have a choice.
I really don't get why people assume that men have little rights regarding their children's lives. You are married to their mother and a daily part of their lives. It's easy to argue that removing you from their lives is not in their best interest.
She simply cannot just uproot them and move without your consent. She would have to have permission from a judge to take them out of the state, much less out of the country. It's likely she would have to stay in town and make a new separate life for herself that allows you regular time with your kids.
I'm not saying that divorce is appropriate at this stage. But, rather than assume the "doom and gloom" scenario you should contact a good attorney and see exactly what your rights are.