Need help FAST
My niece was in a long term relationship with her HS BF, they have 2 kids together. She is 24. Back in May she found out he was cheating. They split. They had a verbal agreement for 50/50 week on/week off. Well after his 1st week, he disappeared with the kids. Then he filed abuse allegations with the kids. My poor niece has been fighting like crazy to get her 1 and 3 yr old back.
The GAL was finally assigned and told the dad that he had to start giving her 50/50. My sister (1/2- we weren't raised together, she had a hard life, I did not) helped her get an apartment and all moved in this past weekend.
Well, my sister and niece got in a fight because she wanted to go back to her apartment with the kids and my sister told her no and that she wasn't taking the kids. When my niece tried my sister started punching her. Some of her swings landed on the 1 yr old. She, the baby, now has bruises all over her face and a black eye.
My niece called me crying asking what to do. I told her to call the police. She has to file assault charges on her mother or she will lose the kids. With everything she has gone through if she doesn't do it formally, she will lose those babies forever.
I am praying I gave her the right advice, I am going to lose my sister and my niece will lose her mother but I don't see any other way. Please tell me I gave her the right advice!!!