There are various ways to gather evidence that your child’s mother is mistreating or endangering your child. The following are some of the best methods:
Obtaining witness testimony
Speak with those who have seen the mother act in this way, and request a written statement from them. This can apply to everyone who may have witnessed the abuse or endangerment, including as family members, friends, teachers, childcare providers, or anyone else.
Getting access to medical records
If the child has any injuries, medical records can show that they were subjected to abuse. The confidentiality of medical records must be noted; a court order is required to access them.
Keeping track of any incidents
Keep a log of any instances of mistreatment or endangerment, including the date, the time, and a thorough account of what happened.
Hiring a private investigator
A private investigator can aid in locating important documents or records and can gather proof of abuse or endangerment using surveillance and witness interviews.
Reporting the abuse to the authorities
Get in touch with child protective services or the police as soon as you feel that your child is in imminent danger. They will examine the situation and, if required, might even take the child out of the home.
It is always advised to seek legal counsel from a family attorney or a child custody lawyer because this is a complex topic and it is crucial to act in the child’s best interest.