A Mother's Cry to Save Parent/Child Bond
Organized by: Linda Margarite Carbone
INITIAL DEADLINE IS EXTENDED
June 20, 2016
This is our story... Many of you know we have been through a draining divorce and custody battle. We lost our home and our business, leaving me bankrupt. I therefore lost my original attorney, a very good one. I ended up with an inferior attorney at the final hearing, which resulted in joint custody with my ex being the primary, provided that he resided in the same school district. I was fine with that. He had been out of town for the previous 3 years, and I considered it to be an answered prayer that their daddy would be living back in town and part of their lives again. In August, 2015 my ex was given permission to move to California for a job. AGAIN, I had no legal representation. Result: our youngest daughter is residing in California with her father on a Temporary Order. I have struggled to buy airline tickets to fly out and visit her as often as I can afford. It is now time to go to court and either finalize the Temporary Order or have the judge revise it. My ex is pushing to keep my daughter in California even though he doesn’t have a job there any longer. The hearing is currently scheduled early July. My daughter didn't want to leave Texas to begin with, but she was scared to go to court to tell the judge and face her father. There was no guarantee that he would have listened to her because she was 11. My plea is this... Those of you who know me also know what kind of a person I am; I love God and I love my children and family. You know my character, and I am asking you to pray about helping with a donation so I can hire an attorney to reverse the Temporary Order and bring my daughter back to Texas, the way it was agreed in the original order, so our youngest daughter can have both parents in her life. This is for her... not me. A daughter needs her mother in her life. It would be a tragedy for a 12 year old girl not to have her mother in her life because her mother couldn’t afford to hire an attorney.