Q: What to do if my sister is in an abusive marriage but he won’t let her leave the house with her 1st baby (1 yr old).
She is pregnant with a 2nd child and he abuses her emotion and possibly physically. The police won’t help but I fear for her safety. He is illegally here in the states with a fake birthday and fake verification. But he won’t let her take her baby out the house. I’m just a relative and I want to help. What can be done other than court or police who won’t help.
Law enforcement remains the most clear remedy for her danger, and if a child is involved then Law Enforcement may need additional advocacy in order to understand the specific dangers involved. DFCS and other agencies may assist family and concerned citizens when a child is being exposed to dangerous circumstances, and they are empowered to make independent decisions.
I advise to see additional agency support if you feel the child is in danger. A local lawyer may be worth considering as that will amplify your voice.
A: I'm not sure how police can't help if she is being held against her will. She can call the police and they can assist her in leaving the residence. They will also likely arrest him if he is physically abusing her. She can also see a restraining order against him. She can file for a temporary one immediately. She should speak directly with an attorney to provide more facts and obtain more accurate advice.
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