I have worked very hard to move forward in my "˜new' life. I went back to school, earned my B.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice, and I am currently teaching as a substitute in the school district that we live in. I have zero money to fight him and he apparently has unlimited resources (his attorney charges $500/hr). I have pretty much wiped out any savings I might have had to fight with, and my salary and the child support I receive is just barely enough to pay our bills so we can have a place to live (we are court-ordered to live and attend school where we are).
My original attorney is no longer able to represent me. I thought this would be a fairly simple case so I tried to represent myself: then after I got an extension from the judge and my ex's attorney went for "blood". I realized I was going to need to find an attorney. I have interviewed quite a few potential attorney's, and I have found one that I believe will be the one to retain.
EXCEPT "“ I have no money to retain him. I need $25.000. to go to trial. I thought I was just having a hearing, but it is not. It is a trial. I am in over my head and I need help. Asking for help has been the most difficult decision to make - I am usually the one helping others, but now I am the one that needs the help. I know that God will supply all my needs - but sometimes the supplying of those needs is through others.
I just want to protect my daughters and my son; to stop the legal harassment by my ex; and not have to keep going to court because my ex is not satisfied until he destroys me - emotionally and financially.
Please consider a donation, of any amount, to go towards my legal fees.
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