Morena Baccarin Delays Divorce Deposition Due to ''High Risk'' Pregnancy

Actress asks to postpone court date until after birth

By Kendall Fisher Feb 17, 2016 7:02 PMTags
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Morena Baccarin asked to push back her deposition needed for her divorce from estranged husband, Austin Chick.

The Gotham actress is currently expecting a child with her boyfriend and co-star Ben McKenzie and nearing her March due date ever so quickly, which is why she is hoping to postpone the deposition.

E! News obtained the court documents that were filed on Feb. 3 in which Baccarin stipulates her request to appear for her deposition until 30 days after the birth of her child, barring any medical complications for her or the child.  

The Brazilian-born actress declares in the documents, "I am now almost eight months pregnant, and I continue to have a high risk pregnancy. My physician, who I last saw on Jan. 29, 2016, has advised me to have as  much bed rest as possible and limited activities."

Baccarin continued, "She further advised that sitting (as to answering questions) for a deposition, regardless of length of time, is unduly and unnecessarily stressful to me at this time. Such stress will affect my personal well-being and potentially cause harm to the health of my unborn child."

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Meanwhile, Baccarin shares one child with Chick, a 44-year-old independent screenwriter who filed for divorce from the actress in June after more than three years of marriage.

Already in their divorce battle, Baccarin has been ordered to pay Chick $23,000 in child and spousal support. They currently share legal custody of their son, but the bi-coastal battle over physical custody continues. Chick had changed his mind about co-parenting the boy in New York, where Gotham is filmed, and moved to Los Angeles after learning Baccarin had a boyfriend, court documents had showed.

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