Asking for money is not something I am accustomed to doing, and struggle with it even now. However, I am desperate as my children are suffering and have been taken from me, they aren't allowed to contact me, and I've been threatened with jail time. All I've ever asked for was 50/50 custody so that I can be an active parent in my children's' lives. I have been fighting for over a year and have been stripped of more parental rights each hearing that occurs. I must continue to fight for them, but I simply don't have the funds needed to protect them and continue fighting for them.
Against my wishes and the wishes of my children, Gabi (16), Isa (12), and Sofia (7), I do not have access to my children as a result of an ugly and manipulated divorce and custody battle. My children have been taken away from their father and I am not allowed to see them or have contact with them but for 1 supervised hour per week. Prior to this last week of being given supervised visitation, I was going on 45 days no contact with Sofia and Isa, and 90 days no contact with Gabi; during this time, 2 of my children displayed verbal and written suicidal thoughts. And now, the current threat is to be "given" no more than every other weekend with my children, if I'm lucky, possibly beginning in September of this year. My children deserve equal access to their father and I am fighting for shared 50/50 custody and to end all of this now.
This has been a lengthy battle, one I have fought hard since the beginning. But, I am drowning in court debt and the situation gets worse each hearing. The support from family and friends, and my faith, has been what has kept me going this long. However, this has gotten so out of control and I need more help. This must stop, for their sake, and I am determined to get them out of the court system and back at home with their father. I am asking for your support, prayers, and help so that my children can once again have their father as a regular presence in their lives. They deserve nothing less!
Thank you and God Bless,
Luis Felipe Fernandez
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