Attorney fee's for Custody case

50919058_1599252092298727_r.jpeg50919058_1599252111735030_r.jpeg50919058_159925214279245_r.jpeg50919058_1599252180940261_r.jpeg50919058_1599252227882913_r.jpegFirst is first – My name is Echo and my fiancé's name is Mikey. We've been together going on 12 years and have 2 little boys who are 9 and 11 (the 11 yr old is actually my step son and the one who the custody case is in regards too) and a little girl who is 2.

I have gone back and forth about doing this and never in a million years did I expect to be sitting here writing our story and asking others for help but sometimes you have to sit aside your pride and let others help you in your time of need.

Everyone who knows Mikey, knows that he would drop anything and everything he is doing if someone needed help!

As some may or may not know, Mikey is in the middle of a child custody case involving his oldest son so I’ll try to give as much detail as I can.

He received a message via Facebook around 3 am in August of 2012. It was from a woman who stated “he may not remember her"- long story short– it was the mother of his soon to be 4-year-old son. At the time, we had a 1-year old little boy of our own as well. We messaged back and forth- making sure this was even a possibility, trying to wrap our heads around the fact that he may have another little boy that he has never known about, never heard about, never been mentioned until now.

Three days go by, which seemed like an eternity and I start researching, figuring out how we can get a paternity test, and how we can get one FAST. After all, there was the possibility a little boy had gone without his father for almost 4 years. And there was a father who had potentially missed out on 4 years of bonding time with his son..

I set up the appointment that day, let both my fiancé and the mother of the child know the location and time, asked that they both please meet me there so we can get this ball rolling.

We knew as soon as we saw this long brown haired, brown eyed boy, he was Mikeys son. Spitting image! It was going to be a while before the results were in but we knew in our hearts that was his boy. So we asked if he could come home with us so we could do some bonding, get familiar with one another, just spend some time together and possibly introducing two little boys together, as BROTHERS.

He ended up staying with us somewhere along the lines of 18 days.

Fast forward to a year or so later, Mikey and the mother went to the Attorney Generals Office and agreed to a week on, a week off for their custody plan. Although papers stated Mikey had standard visitation. (They were told they would have to go to court in order to modify the standard custody order)

Years go by- the mother gets married, has other children and the marriage doesn’t work out. When word got to Mikey that she left her husband and moved out, his son was in his possession.

Ayden had been failing a few classes in City View (where his mother lived b4 she left her husband) and needed to make a 98 for his semester grade to PASS. Mikey decided now was a good opportunity to ask his mother how she felt about transferring Ayden to Henrietta School (where we live) to see if he would have better success in another school. (His grades were suffering his last few years at City View) We had also been driving over 500 miles a week taking Ayden to and from school. Surprisingly, she agreed. (Feb 2020) 

Before Mikey was comfortable sending Ayden to his mothers again- he wanted to know where she moved to and who she was living with. (She hasn't always made the best decisions)

He finds out from another source, she has moved in with another man. This man just so happens to have a background.. a background that Mikey is not comfortable having his son around.. a background that we believe NO child should be able to be around. 

**Did you know that if you are a minor, get convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child - you could potentially only have to register as a SEX OFFENDER for 10 years - then you no longer have to? 

Aydens mother has seen him 2x in SEVEN months. One time she took him to his brothers school play and the other she was suppose to take him to his dentist appt and bring him back in JULY. This particular time, she told Mikey she was not returning Ayden home and she was keeping him. She took him to their apartment, ultimately putting him in danger by being around her boyfriend. 

Mikey called the police and when they arrive she refused to answer the door, hiding 4 children inside. A police report was filed and her father eventually picks Ayden up that night and brings him home the next day.

Fearful she will put her son in danger again, he hires an attorney, pays the retainer, gets a TRO filed, and we have a temporary hearing.(paperwork isn’t complete yet.)

This is where your help comes into play. He has to pay close to $2200 more before he can proceed any further with the case. 

I initially wanted to just share this with close
friends/family and surprise Mikey with whatever amount is raised, (he will be grateful for thoughts and prayers if monetary donations aren’t feasible, I know times are difficult for everyone right now!) to help take a little burden and stress off his shoulders as he is looking for a 2nd job, coaches the boys football and helps coach baseball as well so LETS  ALL COME TOGETHER!
 
I also want to say Thank you to everyone who has spent the time to read our story! Prayers are greatly appreciated!

Venmo: @delice
Paypal: @EchoDelice

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  • Marcy Bridges 
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    • $200 
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    • $100 
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    • $30 
    • 18 d
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    • $50 
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Echo Watson 
Organizer
Henrietta, TX
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