|| Beaverton, OR || Submitted: 2023-02-13
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I Can't Afford to Cover the Fees for The parenting coordinator I Need to Keep Custody of My Son!
I'm a mother to a wonderful 8-year-old boy; however, he splits time between me and his father. In fact, that is the source of my hardship right now. I left an abusive relationship with his father 5 years ago, and we're constantly trying to work together to parent our son, but that's very difficult to do. Despite our struggles, my son is kind, energetic, and is trying to balance life in two different homes. He is always keeping me on my toes in a good way! We live with my service dog, and our three other pets too. I work full-time as a pediatric physical therapist in the school system. I work with babies and toddlers as well as helping teach pediatric physical therapy and substitute teach.
My son's other parent and I have a parenting coordinator as required by our parenting plan. This person helps settle conflict between us and provides clarity regarding our parenting plan. Due to ongoing concerns that have existed for the last five years of my son's other parent not providing information, false claims of abuse, and trying to exclude me in my son's activities, this person has recommended sessions with us and him as a last effort to resolve the conflict that has already led to two parenting evaluations and multiple court dates. This coordinator costs a lot of money, but without his support and input, I struggle to have the parenting plan enforced. The legal bills and the bills for the parenting coordinator have me stretched completely thin right now, and I'm really struggling financially. So, I'm humbly asking for assistance with the parenting coordinator fees because if I can't keep up with those, I could lose custody of my son.
Having assistance with affording the fees for the parenting coordinator would be huge for me and my son. First, it will allow me to continue to see my son because I'll be able to uphold the custody agreement we have. Furthermore, it will take a huge burden off of me and allow me to continue to pay my rent, my utilities, and car payments on time. Overall, this generous assistance will allow me to continue to be the best mother for my son that I can possibly be, and there's nothing more that I could ever want than that. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for considering me for this assistance.
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