have a Final Protection Fom Abuse Order signed by Judge Russell D. Shurtleff of Sullivan County PA, where we were living.No. 2012-CV-164. My husband has threatened to have me put in an insane asylum. I am 76 years old
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
Final Protection From Abuse Order but I need a divorce so he can't put me in an insane asylum as he is threatening to do.
I am sorry you are having to go through with this, and will be glad to help. If you have an order of protection, then I assume he is to have no contact with you. If he had contact with you to tell you that he would put you in a mental hospital, then he has violated the order of protection and he is subject to warrantless arrest. Thus, if he has violated the order to tell you this, than call the police and he will be arrested, and then charged also with the crime of violation of order of protection. It does not make a difference if you are divorced or not divorced, as far as his ability to put you in a mental hospital. You either meet the criteria for involuntary hospitalization or you do not. Being married or not married has nothing to do with it. Just because he is your husband, does not give him the right to put you in a hospital against your will, any more than if he was not your husband. People are not involuntarily hospitalized because their husband thinks they are crazy, it does not work that way. So botXXXXX XXXXXne, he alone cannot put you in a mental hospital, and if he has communicated with you and violated the order, have him arrested. Also it would be to your best benefit to get the advice of a local attorney. Sincerely, Steve
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