Our expert says:
Get proper legal advice about your rights and how to protect them ( and to protect your son, who can be damaged by merely witnessing such violence, if he isn't already a more direct victim of it ). If she does indeed abuse your son, and is neglectful, she is not a fit mother. Is it possible to get any eidence to support your statements about this ? Child welfare, if they assign a capable person to look into it, should not too readily accept her own self-servin denials of her activities. Are there others who have witnessed or experienced her abusive behaviour ?
Realist summarizes the best approach really well.
See whether a group aiming to help people who are being abused, such as POWA can and will help. Your example illustrates why I upset some folks by saying that I do NOT support support programmes for abused women, preferring programmes for abused PEOPLE. Otherwise it's saying that cannibalism is only wrong when you eat women, and eating men is dandy.
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