Homeless After Divorce: Really?

Hi there. My name is Jobim Rose. I am raising funds to rebuild my life and protect my visitation rights after costs related to my divorce depleted my retirement savings, emergency fund and the college funds for my 2 kids, ages 9 and 10. I am doing this as a last resort and I need help immediately.

For eight years, I had been a dedicated, full-time dad. Then, at a hearing related to the divorce, I was summarily evicted from my home. Within a single day, I was reduced to seeing my kids twice a week for 3 hours at a time. If that weren't bad enough, I had to drive in from another state to do it! This development and related issues drove me into a depression that cost me a job I excelled at for 10 years. I have since recovered and am actively seeking work, but my field is small and openings are scarce. If I do not find work soon, I could lose the home I bought for my kids.

Speaking of my kids, they are my life. I have overcome many obstacles to remain a constant presence for them while protecting them from the ugliness of the divorce. I want more than anything for them to be studious, conscientious, physically active, well-traveled and happy. Up to the time my well ran dry, I was making those things possible. A fresh start and quality legal representation will help me to resume the most important work I have ever done: Being the best dad possible for two wonderful children.

If my campaign here is successful, I intend to pay my good fortune forward. I seek to build a national organization to help fathers who find themselves besieged by aggressive, unethical lawyers exploiting outmoded laws. Divorce should not be so disruptive to the lives of men who just want to be there for their kids. The emotional and financial damage done to the children of divorce and the fathers who love them must be addressed. The future of the American family depends on it.

To learn more about me, my kids and my efforts to effect change, please visit my blog, defendingdads.org . Thank you for your consideration.


Jobim Rose
Bethlehem, PA

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