Do you have a parenting plan on file with the courts?She couldn't leave the country with my son without my permission.
Because, failing that / emergency custody orders / and similar, consent is assumed between married partners and their children. I’ve flown dozens of times with my son whilst married, never once asked for my husbands permission before buying the tickets or boarding or travelling... and I flew hundreds of times as a kid, with just my mom. Even acquiring a passport only need 1 guardian if married, but both/all legal guardians consent if divorced.
It’s a big part of why domestic violence shelters urge people not to divorce until they’ve already taken the children and run. Right up until the moment you -or they- file? You are 100% within your rights to take your children anywhere. In point of fact, someone saying “no”? Can count as unlawful imprisonment, if they attempt to stop you taking your kids with you. It’s only AFTER you’ve filed with the courts that your child’s other parent has to seek you permission to travel.