Dear Querist your mother may file a domestic violence case against him before court of law u/s 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22 & 23 of Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and claim protection, residence, maintenance, compensation and custody. Protection orders ,After giving an opportunity to the aggrieved person and respondent of being heard and the magistrate is satisfied that a prima facie case of domestic violence has taken place or is likely to take place, pass a protection order in favour of the aggrieved person prohibiting the respondent from the following acts such as Committing any acts of domestic violence Aiding or abetting in the act of domestic violence, Entering the place of employment of aggrieved person or if the person is child, its school or any other places Attempting to communicate in any form including personal, oral or written, electronic or telephonic contact Alienating any assets, operating bank account, bank locker held or enjoyed by both parties jointly or singly by the respondent including her sthridhan Causing violence to the dependents, or other relative or any other person who give the assistance to the aggrieved person or Committing any other acts specified by the protection officer. Residence orders The magistrate being satisfied that a domestic violence has taken place, pass residence order- Restraining the respondent from dispossessing or in any manner disturbing the peaceful possession of the shared household Directing the respondent to remove himself from the shared household Restraining te respondent or his relatives from entering any portion of the shared house hold where the aggrieved person lives Restraining the respondent from alienating or disposing of the shared house hold or encumbering it Restraining the respondent from renouncing his right in the shared household Directing the respondent to secure same level of alternate accommodation for the aggrieved person as enjoyed by her or to pay rent for the same if the circumstances so require. No order shall be made against women under this section. Magistrate may impose additional condition and pass any other order to protect the safety of the aggrieved person or her child. Magistrate is also empowered to order direction the concerned station house officer of the police station to give protection to the aggrieved person r to assist in implementing his order. Magistrate may also impose on the respondent to direct stridhan or any other property or valuabale security she is entitled Monetary relief The magistrate may direct the respondent to pay monetary relief to meet the expenses of the aggrieved person and any child as a result of domestic violence and such relief include Loss of earnings Medical expenses Loss caused due to destruction or removal or damage of any property Pass order as to maintenance for the aggrieved person as well as her children if any Including the order under or in addition to an order of maintenance under section 125 criminal procedure code or any other law. The quantum of relief shall be fair reasonable and consistent with the standard of living to which the aggrieved person is accustomed to. Magistrate can order a lump sum amount also . On failure of the respondent to make payment of this order, magistrate shall order employer or debtor of the respondent to directly pay to the aggrieved person or to deposit in the court a portion of the salary or wage due to the respondent. Magistrate can order a lump sum amount also . On failure of the respondent to make payment of this order, magistrate shall order employer or debtor of the respondent to directly pay to the aggrieved person or to deposit in the court a portion of the salary or wage due to the respondent. Custody orders Magistrate can grant temporary custody of any child or children to the aggrieved person or to the person making application on her behalf and specify the arrangements for visit of such child by the respondent. Magistrate can refuse the visit of such respondent in such case if it may harmful to the interest of the child. Compensation orders Magistrate may pass order directing the respondent to pay compensation to the petitioner for injuries including mental torture and emotional distress caused by the acts of domestic violence committed by the respondent. Copies of orders passed by the magistrate shall be supplied free of cost to the parties concerned and police officer and service provider Any relief available under this Act may also be sought in any other legal proceedings before a civil court,family court or criminal court and such relief may be sought in addition to and along with relief sought for in suit, or legal proceeding before civil or criminal court You mother may file a contested divorce petition against him u/s 13 (1)(i) of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 with section 24 & 25 of HMA for divorce, maintenance and Alimony before Family Court. You Mother may file a maintenance petition before family court u/s 125 of Cr.P.C for maintenance too.