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As the biological father, your rights are equal to that of the mother. As no pleadings have been filed with the court, no court orders regarding custody are in place. With these things in mind, you are permitted to place the children with you if you deem it appropriate.
While you didn't say this was your intention, it is important to make sure the mother knows where the children are at all times. So, make sure she is advised as to their location upon placing them with you.
Additionally, if you have the lease/rent in your name, you certainly may end that contractual arrangement pursuant to the terms of the contract.
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This is exactly what i needed to know. I thought as the father you had no rights with the children if the mother decided to leave with them. I thought that the law agencies would always side with the mother. Thank you very much!
Nope, as you were married, you are presumed to be the father and that gives you rights equal to the mother!
Best of luck!