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I'm 22 and my wife is 20. We've been married almost two years and we have a son that will be 1 next week. I don't know exactly what you need to know.
She's nuts and I'm afraid of her. two weeks ago I woke up to see her standing over me a knife. now I can't even eat anything that I didn't open or prepare myself. The stress is almost unbearable. I want to put some distance between us (my family is out of state) but I just can't leave my son with her.
If I understood your first answer, if I stay she might do something to me or the baby. If I leave I could be ordered to bring the baby back to her. I don't want to rip our child away from her I just want him (and me) to be safe. I want her to get help but she won't listen...and she's nuts!
You can certainly leave the marital home and stay in the immediate area. Or you could file for divorce and immediately request exclusive use and possession of the home. Such a request would be based on a reasonable fear for your safety. If the court found your testimony compelling, your wife would quite likely be ordered out of the home.
Additionally, considering her problems, the same argument would most likely assist you in obtaining custody of the child.
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