We have a son who is 27 and making life extremely difficult. He is living with his father and has no respect at all. He has OCD and terrible anger - he isn't even looking for a job although he has a degree in biochemistry. He feels that we should support him and I have found him help with a psychologist but whether he will go is another matter. This is tearing the family apart and causing massive friction with his brothers. Basically he needs help but is not prepared to get it as he says he dosen't need it. Does his father and I have any rights to force him to get help???? Helen
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The whole family has tried reasoning with him but we are all convinced he has a chemical imbalance caused by eating too little. His brothers have tried to coerce him into getting help but to no avail. Need to know if we have any rights as a family. Have located a very good psychologist who lives in the area and he wants Oliver to go and see him but wants it to come from him. I feel at this point that he has had no boundaries and unless he sees this man his life is going to be a mess.
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what is it you need to know. I want to find out if we have any parental rights to make him go and see someone or not?
I haven't received an answer as yet. What I need to know is do we have any parental rights to make him get help as he can't see he needs help himself?
Please just send me some sort of response as this is not proving any use at all. ,I haven't received an answer as yet. What I need to know is do we have any parental rights to make him get help as he can't see he needs help himself?
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HiI am sorry but at 27 your son is an adult and you have no right to make him do anything.Equally no matter what he thinks you have no responsibility to house or support him either.I wish I could have given you better news but sadly unless his Mental Health is such that he can be Sectioned there is nothing that you can do except withdraw your support.Claire
25 years experience of all aspects of family law
Thanks for that - thought that was probably the answer I'd get but just wanted verification.
HII am sorry it was not better newsClaire
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