Some of you may know that my life and business partner for almost 20 years and I still are in a divorce battle after all these years.
The current status is the unexpectedly turn into a custody battle 2 years after divorce.
This is about my one and only, my only living child and beautiful inside-out son, Max, now a little over 10 years young.
Who will not be able to see his Mama, if she cannot find a way to be legally represented in Fulton County Superior Court in July.
I do not currently have any funds left to defend and protect my son Max and me in order to stay together.
Why? The divorce proceedings took a very long time and a lot of money. I solely focused on Max.
It is tough for me to ask for your help at this point and time. But it strongly became clear to me that I do not have any other choice left than to reach out to you.
A mom has to do what she's "gotta" do.
Whatever it takes...
Let's get back to my point here. Max's Dad and I have shared custody (50/50%) from the get go. Max has been used to live in 2 separate residences for many years by now.
Max has always stated and recently conveyed to a government official that he wants to keep all as it is, thus continue to have both parents in his life.
Late last summer, Max's Dad filed a petition for change in custody as in full custody for himself -after all these years of establishing a certain stability for Max, and years after divorce.
Why? Who knows..
Bottomline is, and in terms of myself being in the unexpected position of "The Defendant" again, and that " pro se", it does not look good, not good at all without an attorney here.
->. No funds, no attorney. No attorney, no chance in Court - No chance in Court, Max will have to live without me
(Visitation rights for Mama 2 times a month are a heartbreaking proposal)
Therefore, I am truly begging everyone to consider supporting us and help to raise $9,986 to be represented in Court.
Timelines are tough now, but I found the right attorney. I have his engagement letter /proposal in front of me.
Now it all boils down to pay the retainer and sign the engagement letter.
Why $9,986 and not $10,000?
Max was the first one to donate the rest of his pocket money, $14, to be with me "forever and ever" as he said yesterday.
We really hope that you can help us.
Thank you so much for your time.
With much love,
Bettina & Max