Court Fee's for Divorce

I have always considered myself a pretty street smart person. I grew up in a one family income house hold and learned early lessons that made me to be financially independent. Then I met who I thought was my forever. He was on disability from the Army but was attending college earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with plans on becoming a CPA. He had major plans as did I. I decided to get my real estate license while working full time in an office and part time waitressing at a local restaurant. He graduated college and I decided that I wanted to purchase a house. I ended up finding a foreclosure in a town outside of the city for a great deal. It needed tremendous work, but would be worth it in the end. Life was good. The house was coming together, we were engaged, and Real Estate sales were on the rise until the fateful day that my world was turned upside down. I was planning on a full time career in Real Estate when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I missed about 31 weeks of work from my office job and I stopped advertising my real estate business so I could put my health first. My cancer treatments were successful and we were married. Within a year of our marriage we stopped had communicating, we were auguring, and I had asked him to leave. He quickly made promises to make things better and agreed to take part in couples counseling. I believed it when he said he would try. I allowed him to come back home and he promised to make things better. We tried counseling and he went to aftercare treatment for Veterans. Unfortunately, that fizzled out quickly and neither of us held up our end of the bargain. Fast forward to about 23 months into our marriage and another fight ensues and this is the nail in the coffin. We decide that we are going to end our marriage. I handled the finances throughout the marriage, making sure we had what we needed and we had always paid everything on time. We had a solid financial footing. Selling the house and paying off mutual debts was the only logical way to end the marriage on a good note. After all he was my husband, so I had trusted him. He ended up getting angry and the damage was devastating; he left me nearly penniless. Before skipping out, he drained the savings account and the checking account. All of the money that should have been used to pay bills was gone. Unfortunately, my name is on every loan, credit card, and mortgage. Even though he had cosigned for a few items, he refuses to pay his share. We had taken out a Home Equity loan to pay for the wedding, since I was out of work prior and a personal loan to take care of some credit cards. Both of which he co-signed on and agreed to. To add insult to injury, items that I had put onto credit cards – he took out of the house and placed in storage before heading to Florida. I am currently working through the cash-flow disaster and am in the process of selling the house. I am skimming by each month but managing to pay times in a not so timely fashion, but thankfully, my previous track record of on time payments is a saving grace. I am currently living close to the bone, without assistance from him. He refuses to make any effort making a compromise for Marital Debts and only seeks out monies from the sale of the house. He has even said that he want to go to court and speak to the judge himself in order to get his pay out. When something like this happens, there are two sides: Emotional and Financial. Anyone can tell you everything comes does to the money. And that is exactly what happened. I currently have a lawyer and we are working on getting our financial documents, sale agreements, and other critical documentation (bank statements, etc) together so we can take him to court. I need assistance coming up with the funds to pay the court and attorney fees to take this case to court. I have tried to reach out to him and come up with an agreement, and he won’t provide any type of cooperation. He did run off with savings and items and will try to protect that at all costs. I am counting my blessings and focusing on that. In the period in-between, I am thankful for my friends who have been supportive thus far. It’s just not feasible for me to stay afloat financially and pay the lawyer fees. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Kimberly Harrington 
Organizer
Syracuse, NY
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