Naples, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: Can a brother be held liable if he has been told his brother has a MH problems and does nothing to get them help?

If 1 brother is informed, shown proof his brother is delusional and paranoid and does nothing to get him help including but not limited to getting courts involved can he be held liable if the mentally I'll brother harms himself or someone else?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately, this age-old question--best expressed in the Holy Bible--that asks you and all other all humans if they are their brother's keeper has been answered in the negative since time began.

There are many people who I communicate with daily who believe this selfish position will change shortly--when all humans realize that the answer cuts both ways.

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