Equal Rights for an Amazing Father

My brother is a hardworking 35 year old man.

He has tried hard for the past 7-8 years to bend over backwards and ‘keep the family together’, to please his girlfriend and be the best person he possibly can.

She is a very feisty one who throws hands and scratches at my bro any time they are in a disagreement. :triangular_flag_on_post:

She has so much trauma and trust issues from past relationships and has consistently taken it out on my brother and the son that they have together. :triangular_flag_on_post:

My bro and I have always been so close and he has always been open and honest about how he was with her. He has never made threats nor has he ever laid hands on her, like she does to him.

They recently broke up and it is truly as though she knows Every. Single. Thing to do as a female/parent to completely mess his life up.

She got a restraining order on him. :triangular_flag_on_post:

She lies to their son when he asks if he can see his daddy. :triangular_flag_on_post:

When they went to court today and she saw my brother sitting outside of the room, she looked around to make sure people were watching and then went all actress, faking a panic attack, shaking and freaking out until she was escorted into a different room! :triangular_flag_on_post:

During the hearing, she said if she could sum up the relationship in one word, it would be ‘torment’. :triangular_flag_on_post:

She constantly degrades him as a father (in front of their 4 year old son), as a boyfriend, as a provider and as a human being in general. :triangular_flag_on_post:

My family has known all of this about her, but kept it mostly quiet and respectful until they broke up.
He told me he was surprised by her behavior, but as his family, we all knew.

Now, she told the judge she wants full custody with my brother only getting Supervised visits. :triangular_flag_on_post:

I am well aware that the court system is so messed up and that is also highly favors mothers getting what they want over the fathers.

What steps can he take when it is so obvious that she had this all planned out??

I told him that he needs to completely separate himself and her from the equation and solely focus on getting a place for himself and his son.

He has and deserves equal rights as a parent and is an incredible father.

How do I help him to make sure he will not get screwed over in court?
He cannot afford an attorney.

He has photo evidence of her attacks, but that is small in comparison to the crap she is spewing in court.

All I can is she deserves an Oscar for this performance. :trophy:

Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. :purple_heart: