Can I force my husband to have to take me back so I have a place to live?

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Can I force my husband to have to take me back so I have a place to live?

My husband was abusive. Social services sent the police to remove me from my home. I only wanted to get them to force him to fix the horrible problems with the house like the whole back end of it full of mold, etc. But they wanted me to leave and asked if I’d want to go back to him. I was scared my husband would hurt me so I said no. Now ‘m stuck here at my son in laws house for the last 5 months waiting to get on housing, and just lost my disability benefits. Can I make my husband take me back?

Asked on March 11, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Here is the problem. If your husband is abusive, you do not want to go back...that is not the solution to your problems and legally by doing so you would be compromising everything and any standing you have or had to get out of the marriage and walk away with some money. Stay where you are and see if you can have legal aid help you get this matter straightened out.


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