I hope that this man does not often do things that make you and your brother afraid of him. Are you now someplace safe? Talk to your guidance counselor at school about making a report to the Department of Public & Family Services (previously known as Child Protective Services - CPS). Especially if this man has laid hands on you before, you probably need help from more than the courts. Is your mother aware of the bruise and injuries? If she is not keeping you safe from other adults, then you need assistance from people like your grandmother, your counselor and the Department.
This response does not constitute legal advice. The facts and circumstances of any particular situation are unique and require an individual consultation before relying upon the general information contained here. The responding attorney welcomes the opportunity to consult with new clients to determine the appropriate direction and strategy for their case.
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