My kids and I want to say thank you for taking the time to read about our situation and are humble to seek this help.
My name is Sonya and I have 3 amazing kids by a marriage that did not work out. State Laws do not give step-parents any rights for support or care of kids in a divorce. My kids choose to stay with me most of the time. I am a 20-year retired Navy Veteran who just can’t say no to kids or “we” can’t do something. My son Junior is 10, sister Serenity is turning 9 and our babygirl turns 3 Aug 13. I do not believe in spoiling kids and am a stern driver for discipline!
My request to seek help comes from getting an oil change recently and learned my 2007 suv needs a new exhaust manifold gasket, a valve stem replaced on a leaky tire, and warn fan belts replaced. I am also moving into our own place, instead of my parents basement, so the kids can have their own room and not have to when they see me. I acquired over $10,000 in debt from the wedding/marriage and cannot seem to get ahead with my only vehicle repairs and couldn’t afford my own place at time of divorce.
I do work at a local cafe owned by my mom’s friends, however they are a month behind on paying me because they are expanding their bar. No excuse and probably illegal I know, but it is a “they help me I help them situation.”
As a financial advisor in the military I could steer Sailors and Marines out of debt all day, but as for myself i seem to be starting to sink for the first in my life. I only pray I am not the bad lesson my children have to learn from about living at our means and not our wants. Regardless of the success with this website or yourself reading this, I know together we will survive.