If there is no custody order in place either parent can claim physical custody of the children. The husband should go to family court and file petitions that are relevant to the situation as soon as possible. Good luck.
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Husband should see an experienced divorce lawyer immediately. He can file in Family Court or Supreme Court. Multiple options hat need an in depth consultation. There are issues of child custody, child support, dividing assets if any, exclusive possessionnof marital abode and removal of wife, supervised visitation, filing for divorce, filing with ACS if appropriate. In short see a lawyer right away.
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You have the option of removing the children (if there is no custody order) or getting an order of protection against your wife that would possibly remove her from the home. Make sure you include these details. You should also file for custody and request that her vistation be supervised. Talk to some family law lawyers in your area. Worst cae: if you feel there is immediate danger in any situation, call the police.
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