Save Sara Meneses's children

Very recently Sara, my roommate, was served divorce paperwork from her husband. Ernesto Meneses, the husband, has been away from the family for over four years because of proven abuse of her and the children, Brazil and lluvia Meneses, which led to him being deported. Sara has lost the children to the abusive father because of the new covid court regulations, making everything online. The info for the case is unobtainable without legal council of her own. So far every hearing has been held in complete secrecy allowing the father, who has proven to be not only physically abusive but also mentally and sexually abusive, to take the children without Sara even being able to defend herself or the children. The opposing council has based their case on lies saying that Sara is homeless and the kids aren't in school. Well Sara is subletting to me and I was the building's maintenance man for the last couple of years so I know this to be false. Without Sara's presence at these secret hearings, the father has been winning everthing by default and now the kids have been placed in temporary full custody with their father who hasn't even bothered to pay any of the child support owed for the last 4 years.

Sara is currently unable to pay the 2500 in fees to acquire council and the additional 250/her to pay lawyer fees. We have reached out to every lawyer in the Quad Cities and even asked the family church to assist. Without help she is sure to lose the children within the next month, for the foreseeable future. I beg anyone who sees this to please assist in any way you can. It is important that these children be returned to their mother immediately and stay safe where they belong.
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