I still owe $12,000 in court costs, even after already paying $3,000 upfront. The lawyer is going to try to garnish my check if I do not pay them at least $7,000 right now. They only people who will lose is my kids and the person who gains is the law office for dragging out the case for so long.
I will use the funds to pay the lawyer. That way I can pay all the other back bills with the little bit of taxes I get back. I need the funds in the next month because I cannot afford to have my check garnished since I am barely making it as is.
My children and I will be extremely grateful, and I will be able to make sure my kids can stay in the house they have been for the past 3 years.