Hi, im a single mother of three. I went through a divorce in 2005, since then ive been raising my children with no help from their father nor from the government or my family. Ive worked 2 & 3 jobs at a time to support my children. My own mother wouldn't even help me she actually tried to get me to abort all three of my children. I wanted my kids more than anything. After my daughter was born in 2007 I went through an extremely hard time and was finally being welcomed by mother whom I hadn't spoke to in years, I thought she was ready to be a mother to me and a grandmother to my children. She opened her home to me and my children after 13 yrs of not being under her roof. After living with her for about three years things weren't getting any better, and our relationship became worse. I had a job offer in another state which would mean my children and I would be back under our own roof again. Ive worked really hard with my kids to make good grades and to be the best they can be. When I talked to my mother about the job opportunity she said it was great, and that she supported me. I didn't want to disrupt my children's schooling if things didnt work out, I had made an agreement with my mother( who is a paralegal for a family attorney) that I would go to the other state get thehouse ready and wait for spring break (which was only two months away)to make the trtransition easier fpr my children. I spoke to my kids and asked them their opinion as I never made a move on anything without their input or let them know what was going on for I was all they had. My children loved the idea of moving to another state and were extremely excited. When it came time for me to pick my kids up from my mothers and bring them home, she served me with emergency court papers saying she was taking my children from me. I never thought in my wildest dreams that my own mother would try to do somthing like this. We ended up going to court and the judge granted her temporary custody. Its been 2 years since my children have been back in my care my mother will not let me see them and monitors all communication. Im trying to get an attorney to represent me in taking my mother back to court as I fear if I go back in that court room alone she could end up getting full custody because of who she is in our small town. Every attorney ive spoke with wants at 5000.00 up front before they will even look at my case. Im dying without my children and my kids arent in any better shape they want to be with me where they belong and they tell their grandmother on a daily bases. I need help and have no where else to turn, I dont know what to do or how to come up with an extra $5000.00. If anyone has any insight on what I can do it would be greatly appreciated. I ask for prayers of strength and guidance for myself and my children. God bless and hold your babies tight, you never know what could happen.
on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:22 AM