Duran - don't you leave that house with those kids!
There are lots of father's rights groups and lawyers who are recommending to dads to stay put and not leave so they have a better chance to keep the house AND custody of the kids. If you leave with the kids without being in agreement (written up) then he may charge you with kidnapping. And if you leave without the kids, he will probably get custody.
Of course it varies by state, but be very careful!
It's too bad that all the people who are smart enough to run the country are busy teaching school.