What can I do if my stepfather is refusing to pick up my estranged mother from the hospital?
I just got a call from my sister who told me our stepfather took my mother to the hospital and told them they needed to fix her. Hes refusing to come back to get her. She is estranged from all 7 of us kids. She was cruel and neglectful and once we were old enough we all broke contact with her. I believe shes bipolor or has some other mental illness that was never properly diagnosed, or treated. A few days ago the police contacted us stating she is accusing him of trying to kill her. She locks herself in the bathroom and wont come out. My stepfather who I havent talked to in years now suddenly wants us to take care of our mother. He said hes done with it. She apparently is saying hes stolen all her jewelry to either sell for money or to give to his girlfriend. My mother is quite older than him, shes a diabetic, has one kidney and lots of other health issues. Shes on a lot of meds and doesnt taken them when she should. Though shes not been in my life, i dont want her to suffer. I have no idea her medical info and dont know where to begin to even help her out. My younger sister feels the same as I. Our question is if hes legally married to her, shouldnt he be looking into getting her either help at home or placed in a home. He's saying right now he doesnt want her back in the house.