What can I do to get my husband mental help or committed or out of our home.
Pittsburgh, PA |
He is 56 years old. We have been married for 20 years. He is bipolar and verbally abusive to me and my 20 year old daughter. What can I do legally to make him get help, have him committed or get him removed from our home.
If he is a danger to himself of others or unable to care for himself, he may be involuntarily committed for a period of 72 hours pending a full psychological evaluation. However, it is not as easy as simply dropping him off and having him committed. He must meet certain standards before such a commitment can occur.
If he is not physically abusive to you and and your daughter, it is unlikely that he will meet this standard. Thus, your only option may be to move away from him rather than trying to find a way for him to move away from you.
You could seek the entry of an order for protection if you are in fear for your safety or well being.
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