Leaving State with a Pregnant Wife

Before you rush to judgement, hear me out.
I am married to a full blown narcissist, as confirmed by my counselor.
Not sure what you know about Narcissim, but it is dark.
Mind Games
Lies, Lies, Lies
Love Triangulations
Extended Silent Treatments with weeks of dissapearing

Anyhow, I’d planned to leave her and move out of state. I been counseled not to let her know, because a narcissist will make your life a living hell if you try to leave.
I think she sensed that my move was coming, I’d put the house on the market, quit allowing her to manipulate me, etc.
Now she is saying she is pregnant.
I still want to leave and leave the state at that.
What is the legal fallout of said move?
I’m not convinced the child is mine, even if she is pregnant.

You are free to separate and move out of the home, including move out of state even if your wife is pregnant, as long as you are not abandoning the marriage. NC will still likely have jurisdiction over the property settlement, alimony/postseparation support, child custody and child support. In NC, since you are married to the mother of the child, you will be considered the legal father of the child. You can contest this when the child is born, and especially if/when she files a custody and child support action against you.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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