Dan's divorce survival project

$2,650 of $22.2k goal

Raised by 50 people in 49 months
Daniel Allen   DARIEN, IL
Divorce has been a disaster on me and my ability to provide for my kids. Friday, June 15th, payday, my bank account was frozen without any prior warning. Now I am unable to pay the second half of rent, or the rest of this month's child support.

My lease runs up at the end of June and I had planned to move into a new, more cost effective place on July 1. Now, with all of my money frozen, it all hangs in the balance. If I can't get help, I may be out on the street July 1.

These pressing short term needs total $2,200. If I meet that amount, I am safe and can regroup in July. My child support is $1,100/month so there is very little wiggle room if I fall behind.

The longer term need is why my goal amount is $22,200. I am in debt $20,000 to my divorce lawyer. I was distraught when I retained him because my then-wife Courtnie took my kids 1200 miles away to Florida to be with her new boyfriend. The only chance I had to see my kids again was to file for divorce. When she came back she made it clear that she would make it as expensive as possible for me. My lawyer happily spent hour upon hour writing up paperwork and filing things that ultimately had no bearing on the custody of my kids. By the time I realized what was going on, I was in deep.

$20,000 would start me over again completely. A clean slate. No more debt.

If you could help me at least get past this urgent time and help me reach $2,200- I would be eternally grateful. I have about $50 in my pocket and there is no end in sight for the freeze on my account. Thank you.
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Update 7
49 months ago
Thank you again to everyone that donated! I moved on Monday and barely scraped by after all of the moving expenses were said and done. I couldn't have done it without all of you helping me. It was a brutally hot day to move. I spent 20 hours straight out in the heat boxing, bagging and pulling things in and out of a truck. It was quite grueling. It looks likely that i will have another redditor in addition to the one I'm already rooming with that will be moving in at the end of the month, so I will be even better prepared to get back onto my feet financially. Really appreciate all of you. I will keep you updated as things progress!
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Update 6
49 months ago
Update time! My bank account has been unfrozen! What a crazy week it has been. If it weren't for you guys, I would have seriously tanked. Thank you so much everyone that donated. I survived for over a week thanks to you and the remainder of my rent/child support and living expenses were covered. I will update again once I move and have transitioned safely to the new place. Keep being awesome!
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Update 5
49 months ago
Update time! The funds have cleared today and I am meeting up with my landlord this evening to pay the last of my rent. I have also paid all but the last $50 of child support (I had to use what was donated to paypal). My bank account is still frozen but I am optimistic that it may be unfrozen by next week sometime. Also it appears that my wages have been garnished already for my friday paycheck. They took out $500. OUCH. It appears that I may be down $1,000/month due to the wage garnishing. I hope I can contest the high amount in court.

A big thank you again to everyone that helped me out. I am working on a project on reddit that will do the same for other people in need. I'll keep you updated once I have created a video for it.

-Dan
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Update 4
49 months ago
Wow just another thankyou- especially to rainfly_x...I don't even know what to say as you will see by how stupid I appear in this video. But seriously you guys have blown me away with your generosity. So thank you friends. I will keep the updates coming.
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Jeremy Irons
49 months ago

Really? Who the fuck is going to harass this guy for losing custody of his kids. I'm a feminist and if I had money I'd donate to him. (-10cents in my bank account) Yeah, let's just get /r/mensrights up in here so you guys can bitch about "radical feminists" that try to kill you or something because THAT seems likely.

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Anthony Zarat
49 months ago

Use paypal, not gofundme. Virtually all men's rights activists use pseudonyms. Feminists harass us at work and send death threats to our homes. Giving my real name here is very, very, very frightening. Paypal is anonymous. This "gofundme" thing is inappropriate for political activities. Like it or not, your legal and financial survival is now a political activity.

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$2,650 of $22.2k goal

Raised by 50 people in 49 months
Created June 15, 2012
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$140
Kristine
49 months ago

Sorry I lost your glasses!

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CR
$25
Chris Rosenthal
49 months ago

Hang in there Dan.

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G
$50
graveyard3503
49 months ago

that really sucks Dan. We should do lunch sometime soon, my treat.

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T
$10
Tim
49 months ago

Sorry I can't do more.

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$50
Anonymous
49 months ago
$50
Anonymous
49 months ago
T
$10
tries_new_things
49 months ago

I can't donate much, but I hope this helps. Good luck, Daniel. Hopefully the next generation will have more rights and protections so this kind of thing can't happen.

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SM
$55
Shaun Moynihan
49 months ago

Wishing you the best man!

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$10
Anonymous
49 months ago
$25
Anonymous
49 months ago
Jeremy Irons
49 months ago

Really? Who the fuck is going to harass this guy for losing custody of his kids. I'm a feminist and if I had money I'd donate to him. (-10cents in my bank account) Yeah, let's just get /r/mensrights up in here so you guys can bitch about "radical feminists" that try to kill you or something because THAT seems likely.

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Anthony Zarat
49 months ago

Use paypal, not gofundme. Virtually all men's rights activists use pseudonyms. Feminists harass us at work and send death threats to our homes. Giving my real name here is very, very, very frightening. Paypal is anonymous. This "gofundme" thing is inappropriate for political activities. Like it or not, your legal and financial survival is now a political activity.

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