Hello again, Barbara. Thank you for the additional information. He certainly sounds unstable and abusive.
The best way to legally force him out of the home under these circumstances typically would involve obtaining a restraining order
In that case, he would be prevented from having contact with you, but you should be living in the home first, which would mean that you have to return.
As soon as he becomes violent or threatening again, even to himself, you should call the police who should document the incident, which would normally support a restraining order.
If he is threatening to himself, he can be involuntarily committed to an institution as well, which could aid in getting him appropriate treatment.
It would be best though for you to retain a local family law
attorney to represent you and who is prepared to respond to any actions he may take and who can obtain an emergency restraining order quickly on your behalf.
If you cannot afford an attorney, there are women's resource centers in most areas which can assist in obtaining a restraining order as well.
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