My brother and his wife have lived separate lives while residing in the same apartment for years. These last few months shes been bringing her boyfriend to the apartment on weekends to stay and they both mentally abuse my brother and the boyfriend actually punches and shoves my brother. My brother is disabled and has no way to leave and no where to go. He pays the rent, they are both on the lease. Hes been told to get a divorce they have to be separated for a year. Hes terrified to go to the police and make things worse. Top this off the children were recently removed by DSS. My brother is trying to do everything required of him to get the children back. However shes not and it shows by her bringing another man to the home that has a bad record. My brother doesn't know what to do. Hes limited income to find an attorney willing to handle both aspects as to divorce and removing her and the boyfriend and to assist him with the children so he can keep his parental rights. Shes got him scared and her actions are going to cause my brother to loose his children or his life. My brother had no family in his state. I dont know how to help
Your brother needs to go ahead and file divorce and based on her adulterous behavior, he needs to ask that she be removed from the home and seek custody. This will be complicated by the fact that DSS is now involved. I strongly urge him to seek a consultation with local counsel
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