Legal fees to keep my daughter safe

If you'd like to donate more directly my Venmo is @joshuaking91 I'm starting this fundraiser to get help with legal fees for the custody of my daughter and to help be a voice for her. In June of 2020 my ex, Madison Dillon King, was arrested and charged with 3 felonies and a misdemeanor for raping a child under the age of 15 and providing drugs and alcohol to minors. My daughter Rylee, who is currently 7 years old, witnessed all of that over the last 3 years while I was stationed in Lemoore, California. I was unaware my wife was cheating on me and putting my daughter in such dangerous situations until 2019. Me being active duty in the Navy, there wasn't much I could do from the other side of the country upon finding out what was happening. Eventually, my suspicions about her came to light. My command and the Navy were able to remove me from deployment and I was able to get HUM's orders to Charlotte NC to fight to get custody of my daughter. My girlfriend gave up her business in CA to restart her life here with me and help me through all this. In September I moved into the house we owned together that she abandoned after she was arrested. I learned just how disgusting the conditions my daughter was living in; there was mouse poop, dog feces and urine all over the carpets, rotted food everywhere and most of my daughters belongings were stained with dog poop or urine. My girlfriend and I ripped out the carpet and replaced only the kids rooms as it's what we could afford given everything. We spent countless days and nights deep cleaning the house to get it livable again in preparation of having our kids moving in. Between moving across country to NC, spending thousands on my lawyer and trying to restore my house for our kids and getting my daughter a whole new wardrobe, I have exhausted every financial avenue to continue to pay for my lawyer. I was awarded full custody of my daughter in October, my ex has unsupervised visitation with our daughter every other weekend and every other Wednesday. Rylee has recently made the choice to not want to see her mom as much and says she'd feel more comfortable if it was supervised. After Rylee had lived with us for several months she has revealed to us and the counselor subjects a seven year old shouldn't know or say. She has anxiety issues and is falling behind in school as a result of her trying to block out everything she has been through. Last week we met with our lawyer and he gave us the advice to try modify our court order for my daughters safety and mental health. Anything helps and will go directly to paying lawyer fees.

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Joshua King 
Salisbury, NC
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