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Legal Fees to Protect My Children

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In 2010, I left a marriage with uncontested sole custody of my children (something rarely granted in TX.) In 2015, their father gained unsupervised visitation back in a different state through a difficult suit that cost me every penny. In 2017, after paying off previous legal debt and managing to save up a house downpayment on a single mother's income, I have been forced to return to family court yet again, and in the midst of an unexpected job loss. All of that progress and savings has been lost and we are back in deep legal debt. The repeated toll on my finances is severe, and we are far outmatched income-wise, so the danger of being out-litigated is ever present.  

The amount of this campaign is a minimum estimate of the final cost. Your contribution will greatly offset this third (hopefully final) round of legal fees, which will help keep my babies safe and provide greater opportunities for them--particularly my son, who is Autistic and needs extra care.   

Please note: any money donated that is surplus to our needs will be put directly toward the following: 

As of 2018, I am taking steps to start a nonprofit to legally assist and lobby on behalf of victims of abusive litigation. Read more about abusive litigation here. 



  • Meg Kelleher
    • $40 
    • 6 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $300 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs


Emily E James
Spring, TX

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