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Help Whitney Marie Get an Attorney

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Hi, my name is Whitney Marie and I am seeking help to raise funds to get an attorney. If you did not already know, I filed for divorce in December 2023. What many people don't know is why. In an effort to keep my kids safe and protect their privacy, I will not give too many details, however, it is important for people to know what they are contributing to.

My children and I have been victims of abuse for several years, and I am putting forth my best effort to protect them from any more trauma. Unfortunately, there is only one reported incident, and the others have gone unreported for fear of retaliation.

Now that I have moved my children to a safe place, I have filed a restraining order and a subsequent police report to hold their father accountable for all of the abuse we have endured. Our first hearing for the restraining order was today, and unfortunately I had to represent myself. My ex-husband, however, hired an attorney and is attempting to get way with not being held accountable for his actions. He appeared at court with the attorney and now I am at a disadvantage.

In the relationship, my husband controlled the finances, not even allowing me to see or access the bank accounts. Now that I am on my own raising four kids, it is simply not within my budget to retain an attorney. I have already located an attorney that specializes in family law and restraining orders, but in order for me to secure her I have to pay her retainer fee which is a minimum of 3,500 but may go as high as 6,000 depending on the needs of my case.

I am calling on the community to help me gather the funds to get a lawyer on retainer as soon as possible, as we prepare for our next hearing in June 2024.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for contributing to this fund.

-Whitney
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  • Cheryl Smoot
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    • 19 d
  • Erika Pope
    • $25 
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  • Anonymous
    • $100 
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  • Joyce Pastore
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Dominique Davis
    • $50 
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Whitney Anderson
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San Diego, CA

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