|| Chicago, IL || Submitted: 2021-06-26
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I'm in a Costly Legal Battle to Protect My Kids & I Need Help with Our Mortgage Please!
I'm a single mother raising two daughters on my own, and I work full-time as a medical assistant to make sure that we're taken care of. My oldest is 13 years old, and I can't believe it, but she's heading to high school this fall! My youngest daughter is 7 years old and is about to begin 2nd grade. She's very energetic and is really excited to go back to school. Despite their gap in age, my daughters are incredibly close to one another, and it always warms my heart to see them lift each other up through thick and thin. Needless to say, I'm incredibly proud to be their mother.
Right now, I'm in the middle of my second custody battle with the father of my two girls. The first time, his attorney served me with papers trying to get full custody of both of my daughters. I managed to fight off that legal battle, and I remain in full custody of both of our daughters. However, he has recently tried to file for joint custody of our daughters, and I have had to hire an attorney to make sure that doesn't happen. The reason I'm battling him in court so fiercely, even over the prospect of joint custody, has to do with the safety of our daughters. I know that he's engaged in illegal activities, and I'm worried that those will jeopardize the safety of my daughters if they're directed to stay with him. Just to secure their safety, I've had to spend thousands on court fees in order to keep custody of my daughters. As a result of that added expense, I'm going to fall short on our mortgage this coming month, and I'm asking for help to make sure that doesn't happen.
If our home enters forbearance, it could jeopardize everything I've fought so hard for. Losing my home would mean losing custody of my children, thereby putting them in what I know to be a dangerous situation. I just can't allow that to happen, and so that's why I'm asking for assistance with keeping our home. I know that this legal battle will come to a conclusion soon and that my children will be safe as long as we get this help. Going forward, I will do my best to pay your generosity and kindness forward any way I can. Thank you and may Go bless you all.
As of 2021-09-20, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.