I am the birth mother, The kids live with their Dad, we all signed CPS ORDERS in 2011 stating no corporal punishment, my kids step-mother is slapping my kids, spanking my kids, yelling at them all the time, and even kicked my 14 year old autistic son and the police brought him home and she made a false report. She is also saying horrible things about me all of the time to my children and all over Facebook. Me and my ex-husband have joint custudy. I am the birth mother and CPS states this is a family law issue. My kids dad and his wife have a lawyer and I can't afford one. I don't know what my rights are and don't know what to do, any advise would be helpful, thank you. I want my children back with me so they are safe.