Our expert says:
Dear Triple x,
You are describing an abusive alcoholic. But what I don't understand, from your message is this --- if they are divorced, how on earth does he get the opportunity to abuse your mother ? Surely, drunk or sober, he has no right to intrude into her life and cause her problems. He shouldn't be living with her, though, if there are younger children, he should be paying maintenance to her to provide for their care.
She need to consult a lawyer, and perhaps also the Family Advocate's office, to obtain a Court Order forbidding him from making contact with her, or coming within a specified distance from her, and not abusing her or the children or causing them any distress. Then, if he chooses to ignore the order, he would go to jail. With a past history of violence, and a future possibility of violence, it is not tolerable that he should be allowed to intrude and cause further distress.
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