Brooklyn, NY asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Illinois

Q: 5 month pregnant wife wants divorce and possibly lose the child on purpose, what rights do I have to the baby?

She's suffers from depression and anxiety but refuses to get any type of help and resents anyone who tries to help. At this point, all I care about is the unborn baby.

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Dominick R Dolci
Dominick R Dolci
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The right to an abortion is typically hers, alone. However, if she is actually 5 months pregnant she is beyond the point of being able to do a legal abortion. If you truly fear that she would do something to hurt the baby at this time, you should report that to her doctor.

Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer

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