Dad's Custody Fight Fund
Organized by: Jeff Bicknell
My Dad is in desperate need of funds to get an attorney and travel back and forth to Texas for continuing custody trials concerning his seven year old daughter (my little sister).
His only personal income is a monthly VA check, which isn't enough for the attorneys’ retainer or travel expenses for the hearings.
My Dad has been trying his best to have a relationship with my sister for the past several years (his wife abandoned their home and abducted my sister in 2010), but the mother has done everything in her power to keep that from happening.
The mother has been moving from one location to another to make things as difficult as possible for my Dad to maintain contact and know of my sister's medical (Type-1 diabetic - which he only recently found out about from his insurance company, not his ex-wife) and education needs.
Since Dad return from Afghanistan in 2012 he has been able to see his daughter twice and only after the court ordered the mother to allow it. Since then the mother has done everything she can to prevent him from visiting his daughter. Currently his only contact with her is via telephone - and only when the mother allows it.
His Ex-wife doesn't want my Dad to be in my little sister's life at all. She fights him every step of the way, blocks even court ordered visitation, all to make sure that he cannot have any sort of relationship with his own child.
Recently, he learned his ex was abusing my sister, called CPS and the courts and they did nothing to help - even when there was ample evidence to prove the abuse!
If he is unable to wrestle custody away from his ex-wife (she did some serious Judge Shopping), my sister will continue to be the mercy of an abusive alcoholic (mother has been arrested for DUI; has been diagnosed as alcohol dependent (by the US Army Medical Corps no less!!) and has overdosed on her prescriptions more than a few times).
He's building a good case against his ex, but the expenses for proper legal representation, investigators and travel are what's hampering him from bringing his evidence to the Court's attention and presenting a really good case for him to have custody.
Please help if you can. Help my Dad get the opportunity to be a Father for my little sister and give her the life she needs free from the pain of a needy, abusive deviant (tells my little sister that "devils" will get her if she doesn't sleep in the same bed as her mother).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.